Here's what this anonymous source had to say about J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars: Episode VII, which apparently sets up Alfonso Cuarón to direct the follow-up.
The director source list is from back in November, just after Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm, which includes a number of directors such as Steven Spielberg and Matthew Vaughn, both of whom publicly denied any interest in Star Wars: Episode VII. Then again, so did J.J. Abrams, at first.
Alfonso Cuarón is well known for directing a wide range of movies, including the Charles Dickens adaptation Great Expectations, the critically-acclaimed foreign film Y Tu Mama Tambien, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Children of Men. The filmmaker returns with his first feature in nearly seven years with the sci-fi thriller Gravity, opening on October 4.
This new story also reveals that Simon Pegg, who stars as Scotty in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek franchise, will, "be involved in some capacity" on Star Wars: Episode VII. However, the actor himself took to his Twitter page an hour ago to debunk this part of the story.
No idea where this silly rumour about me attached to the new Star Wars film came from but I can confirm that it's absolute Bantha poodoo.— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) February 26, 2013
This mysterious insider also spoke about how the new trilogy will focus on Luke Skywalker's children, with "dual personalities" said to be developed among the offspring, much like Anakin Skywalker.
The focus is on the original trilogy in regards of reverence and tone. Remember I told you before that the tone was important, well I believe they are really taking that seriously. From everything I know, they're focusing on that directly. Remember everything has the ability to change drastically, as Star Wars right now apart from the twin trilogies is a huge blank canvas. However, the trilogies ongoing narrative will continue to focus on that particular branch, whereas the stand alone movies, will fill and expand the voids in between in multiple timelines, and have potential to then be franchised themselves in regards to the worlds they open up."