bill-swift - May 6, 2014
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 castingâ€”which we thought was doneâ€”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.