Deadline just posted some major rumored casting information, plus a major doozy of a possible plot point.
I’m hearing that Inside Llewyn Davis star Oscar Isaac is in line for a major role, as is Adam Driver and Attack the Block’s John Boyega, both of whom have been rumored. There is also a young girl, and that might be Maisie Richardson-Sellers, an Oxford-trained actress whose casting has been rumored in recent weeks. The new cast members will join returning Star Wars alums Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. The big surprise, I’m told, is that Ford has a gigantic role in the first of the next three films. Disney hasn’t been commenting on any of this, and today’s no different. Stay tuned.
The casting rumors are all well and good. But what’s this about Han Solo?? Upon the few minutes of me searching around, there’s the big speculation that Solo could meet his demise. Still way too early to agree with that idea, considering that the storyline apparently won’t follow the expanded universe, I guess it is plausible.