EPISODE VII: Carrie Fisher confirms she’s in, Billy Dee Williams sounds off, LOKI and DOCTOR WHO want in.

It’s another day. That means we have more Episode VII news. Boom! Upside your head. What do you make of all these comments? Let me hear it.


Until a press release is posted on StarWars.com, I refuse to believe anything on this topic 100% but, TheForce.net has a potentially significant update. At a book signing in New Jersey, Carrie Fisher was asked the question if she’ll be returning for Star Wars Episode VII and she “quietly” said the following:

Yes….I thought it was already common knowledge.

Does that 100% confirm she’ll be back? No, though most of us assume she, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will somehow be written in. Still, it’s interesting to hear it directly from the source. Do you take this as confirmation?

While we’ve heard from Fisher, Hamill and gotten word on Ford’s feelings, one majorStar Wars player we have yet to hear from is Lando Calrissian himself, Billy Dee Williams. According to ScreenCrush, TMZ caught up with the Millenium Falcon’s former owner at a gas station buying an Icee and while he refused to be on camera, he answered the question if he’d be interested in reprising his role in this short but sweet major.

I suppose so…

This deal is getting better all the time!

LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy has said the director they hire for Star Wars Episode VII could possibly be someone she’s worked with in the past. If the same can be said for actors, star of Thor and The Avengers Tom Hiddleston already has a leg up. He worked with Kennedy on War Horse and told Digital Spy he’d love to be a part of the series. And, let’s face it, he’d be amazing, even though his association with Marvel could be a detractor.

Finally, as exciting as it would be for a member of the Marvel Universe to enter a Star Wars film, I believe a former Doctor doing the same could be even bigger news. Former Doctor Who David Tennant spoke to the BBC and also said he’d love to appear in the film. He too has an in because he recently lent his voice to the Clone Wars TV series.