The Millennium Falcon Has Been Built for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alexis Dziena, and Taissa Farmiga are all rumored to be testing. Plus, an insider hints that a brand new planet will be featured.

The Millennium Falcon will return in Star Wars: Episode VII
The Millennium Falcon will return in Star Wars: Episode VII
Star Wars: Episode VII rumor mill has revealed three more possible cast members, with actresses Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alexis Dziena and Taissa Farmiga reportedly linked to unidentified roles.

Take a look at what a source known as "Jedi Master SQL" had to say.

"There is an exceptional level of work going into finding the right cast for the new films. Not only is the effort going further than any film in the history of the industry, but the real thought is going into the mix of the group and how they will look, interact and fit together. Every week I hear more amazing actors linked with the roles, and I feel that we will have an incredible cast when all is said and done. Just this past two weeks I have heard the names of Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alexis Dziena and Taissa Farmiga all linked with roles - all exceptionally talented actresses. Whether any of them are cast is still unknown, but if you consider the quality of the people they are looking at - you can see the quality of the effort."

While this insider wouldn't reveal any specifics regarding the plot, the source did hint that there will be a planet which has been previously mentioned but never seen on screen in Star Wars: Episode VII, which was added in the video game Star Wars The Old Republic.

"Star Wars The Old Republic has added a planet that has long been mentioned but never seen on film..."

When asked if "The Big 3" - Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher - have signed on yet, SQL revealed that only one of them has signed on thus far.

"Back to the 'Big 3' - I have only seen evidence for one of them having signed. I am not joining the sceptics suggesting they are not all back, but I can only tell you what I know.

All things said, all of them have worked with Lucasfilm in the last few years in one avenue or another - and all bring something interesting to the mix. But you need something of substance to carry off having them back; otherwise it becomes an awkward task of making a meaningful cameo for them.

It would not surprise me if they did not all come back for Episode VII but maybe came back at varying points in the new trilogy. The script will determine their status, but the script must be story driven, and if the natural story includes them all I will be ecstatic - but I don't want a script to be written to ACCOMMODATE them all. If they are back, it must be of substance.

I would suggest that the whole principal cast would be announced in a group. It creates a natural shield of scrutiny for any young or new talent (or at least delays or spreads it out) as everyone has a mass of stories to write at once. Judging by the history of PR releases to date, this may be a simple black and white press release on The Official Star Wars Site with a photo of the group."

In related news, a source close to the production at Pinewood Studios revealed that the crew has already constructed a full scale model of the Millennium Falcon, which is supposed to be even bigger than it was in the original trilogy.

"A full-scale 1:1 Millennium Falcon has been built as well as the interiors of the ship for filming. The Falcon is done - inside and out. The sets were built off-site, ready to move when Lucasfilm/Bad Robot were ready to move into Pinewood."

Of course, nothing has been confirmed by Disney or LucasFilm yet, and it isn't known how this iconic ship will play into the story line.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

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  1. undeadslayer4

    @brady1138 and which article did they say that

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  2. skywise

    @undeadslayer4 Until I see "official" casting announcements I refuse to believe any of the rumors.

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  3. LuxoIII

    @undeadslayer4 But they're made it very clearly on that they're ignoring the books, so anything really can happen in Episode VII.

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  4. skywise

    @undeadslayer4 Hamill and Fisher were approached and have been spotted working out, and the studio has assigned them each a nutritionist to help get in shape. Neither the studio nor the actors camps' have confirmed any signings though. Harrison Ford has shown doubts and has said he is waiting for a script before he decides.

    Nobody has "officially" been cast as of this moment.

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  5. undeadslayer4

    @skywise but they said they confirmed they are returning months ago

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  6. undeadslayer4

    @brady1138 if it took that long than luke wouldnt be alive and theres evidence in the books that he's still alive for some reason and the main story takes place right after return of the jedi

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  7. LuxoIII

    @skywise Unless Episode VII took place a few generations after the originals instead of just two. Who says they HAVE to take place just 30 years later? What if we're still following the Skywalker lineage but it focuses on their great-great grandchildren. Maybe the Falcon wouldn't be in it then? Or perhaps it, C-3PO and R2-D2 have become something like family heirlooms and passed down.

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  8. Josh

    @brady1138 I agree. I'm just noting that the source's alias alone isn't grounds to discredit them.

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  9. skywise

    @brady1138 Even though the source may be questionable it would make sense that the MF would appear in the new SW movies. I mean it would have to..wouldn't it?

    I cant think of any reason why it would NOT appear in the new films. Even if Ford doesn't return.

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  10. LuxoIII

    @shuabert Yes, but many take advantage of that and start unfounded rumors by referring to themselves as "reliable sources." Usually, I listen to official announcements only.

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  11. Josh

    @brady1138 These sources often hide their real names because they're industry insiders and don't want to face legal action for spilling information.

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  12. LuxoIII

    A source called "Jedi Master SQL"? Yeah, REAL reliable.

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  13. Sean

    It looks like a space ship that could be in a Star Trek movie.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

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