Release Date: December 18, 2015
The directors wanted to make sure that the age of the characters as well as their original actors was accounted for, therefore Episode VII is set 30 years after Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi.
These are the rumored characters. Since the timeline is set 30 years after the last episode, it is safe to assume they are planning to have the original main characters.
- Han Solo -> Harrison Ford
- Mark Hamill -> Luke Skywalker
- Carrie Fisher -> Leia Solo
- Billy Dee Williams -> Lando Calrissian
- Anthony Daniels -> C-3PO