We’ve already heard that J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan’s rewrite of Star Wars Episode VII is ready to go, and it sounds like the old gang could be back in the Falcon within a few months — at least, according to Carrie Fisher.
While promoting her upcoming cameo on CBS's The Big Bang Theory (set for Jan 30), Fisher revealed she, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill are expected to suit up and start shooting the upcoming Star Wars sequel in March or April. That’s right — actual, real-life filming should apparently be rolling within the next 2-3 months. Folks, it’s really happening.
As for what we can expect from the old Rebel stars? As usual, Fisher was more than happy to toss out a few thoughts about what we might see. One idea: “I’d like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again — but with white hair. I think that would be funny.” Hmm, that’s an ... interesting direction.
Though everyone involved is playing coy about the new film, Fisher has always been a bit of a loose cannon, and it’s nice to see she’s still dropping some good Star Wars details. This schedule also seems to line up with reports that Abrams’ rewrite of Episode VII focuses heavily on the old cast (Ford, Hamill and Fisher), since it sounds like they’ll be clocking in right when things are expected to ramp up.
What do you think? Will this turn into a nostalgic romp, or is it going to be fan pandering at its worst?
Star Wars: Episode VII is slated to open Dec. 18, 2015.
(Via TV Guide)