This is a breaking story from Movie Pilot, they ran it this afternoon without any sources, so, take all this info with a grain of salt, ok? We previously reported on the big official word from the Star Wars website about the casting, but now we have all this other stuff:
(Special thanks to Dave Turner for pointing this out to me)
- The full title of the film is ‘ Star Wars: Episode VII – The Order of the Jedi’. The film was rumoured to be called ‘A New Dawn’ but that has recently been revealed to be an ‘in-canon’ novel to be released soon.
- Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o is also in the cast. She will be playing a character called ‘Asajj Ventress’. Nyong’o was not officially announced in yesterdays report but was one of the first names to have signed up after Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.
- Daisy Ridley will be playing a member of the Solo Family.
- Max Von Sydow will be providing his voice only to a character that will run right through the new Trilogy.
- Luke Skywalker will be the ‘Obi Wan’ type character of the new trilogy.
- Han Solo is the High Commander of the New Republic
- Leia is now the ‘Queen Regent of the Republic’
- The Big bad is not a Sith Lord