Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm can only mean one thing, the return of the Star Wars Trilogy with Star Wars Episode 7. The Walt Disney Co. has earned credibility with diehard fans by keeping its fingerprints off important film franchises like those produced by its Marvel Entertainment. Disney’s formula for success with Marvel was not to tamper with storylines, but to bring the existing franchise under its corporate umbrella. Star Wars Episode 7 is set to hit the big screen in 2015 with plans to make at least 3 more after that. Casting dates have not yet been announced but the casting directors are now taking applications for several actors for the new project. This is a great opportunity for actors looking for their big break and for fans of the Star Wars films.
Based on early statements from Lucasfilm, this set of Episode 7 would have taken place from approximately 40 years after the events depicted in Return of the Jedi. The sequel trilogy was to feature Luke Skywalker as a Jedi Master in his sixties, passing on the torch to the next generation of Jedi, the dismantlement of the last remnants of the Galactic Empire and the rebuilding of the Galactic Republic.
Casting for Star Wars Episode 7 has not yet begun but the casting directors are now taking applications for several roles in the film. They are looking for union and non union actors for several extra roles. Please keep checking back often for more information on casting dates and times.