J.J. Abrams Revives Flagging ‘Star Wars 7′ Rumor Industry, Hints at More Casting Announcements to Come

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Star Wars Episode VII: Return of the Casting Rumors

Just last week, following the big Episode VII casting announcement, we lamented what we assumed was the imminent demise of the Star Wars rumor industry.

Boy did we jump the gun. We totally underestimated J.J. Abrams. This guy is a hype genius who knows how to play the Star Wars rumor-industrial complex like a fiddle. And yesterday he got the rumor mill going again with a little video selfie he made with Episode VII co-writer Lawrence Kasdan.

You see, ostensibly, the purpose of said video selfie was to say hello to fans on so-called Star Wars Day. (Get it? May the fourth be with you? LOLz.) However, in doing so Abrams suggested that the castingwhich we thought was done—is still ongoing.

So go nuts, internet. Speculate away.

Here, I’ll get you started with this rumor which I am now making up: sources tell me Billy Dee Williams will return to play Lando Calrissian, who enslaved the Ewoks after Return of the Jedi and started a new mining operation on Endor. Also he’s gay, and Alan Cumming has been cast as his lover.

Wow, right?

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