If you guys really want to know why you haven’t heard any official info as of yet, it’s because there isn’t any. I just got fired, so I’m going to spill the beans on what I know: There are still heavy discussions on how to do the new trilogy, and they are trying really hard to map out all three films at this point, and also account for contingencies such as the unexpected death or withdrawal from a cast member (let’s face it, the big three aren’t getting any younger or healthier). Here is what I know from the last I heard: The big three is fully intended to return, and this will be their goodbye trilogy where they leave in a blaze of glory. Leia is to be killed off in Episode VIII, which will cause a division between Luke and Han, which doesn’t amend itself fully. Lando’s character is still being discussed, because they really only want him for Episode IX, where they intend to have him and Han die in a suicide run on the Falcon, leaving Chewbacca behind. The problem is they can’t justify his involvement in Ep. VII & VIII. In Ep. VIII they want to introduce two EU characters, Dash Rendar and Kyle Katarn (who succeeds Luke after he dies in E IX), however Dash Rendar is still being discussed, and they are considering talking to Jason Court to reprise his role from the JK cut-scenes, but they also have other actors on the to be considered first list, even though he’s at the right age now and the one the fans of the games would identify the most with (partly the reason why I got fired is for bringing up all these things). The Vong will appear, but they will be more like minions (there is no longer an Empire or a remnant of it) of the new villain (who they haven’t decided on). Also, they will be fully susceptible to force detection and attacks (unlike the EU). The children of the big three will share equal amounts of screen time with them, and will gradually become more important as the trilogy progresses. Luke is a widower, his wife (who may or may not be called Mara Jade), died giving childbirth to their only son, this plotline is only to serve to show that he was able to succeed where his father failed. Palpatine appears to tempt Luke’s only son (and is successful for a while), Obi-Wan appears to counter act that. They want Judi Dench to play Mon Mothma, but haven’t talked to her agents as of yet.