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J.J. Abrams Greets and Updates Fans on 'Star Wars' Day

May 5, 2014 (2:54 am) GMT
Together with 'Star Wars Episode 7' co-writer Lawrence Kasdan, the director said there would be more names unveiled as the movie's cast.

"Star Wars Episode 7" director J.J. Abrams and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan greeted fans from London on Sunday, May 4 through a selfie video. The duo divulged no hint of the upcoming film but did say that more casting news were imminent.

The short clip was posted to wish fans a happy "Star Wars" day. "We are desperately missing our family in California," Abrams said and Kasdan chimed in, "But we feel very fortunate to be here in London working on the next 'Star Wars' movie."

Last Tuesday, Abrams made a huge announcement by releasing a photo of the cast in one room. , , , , , and were officially unveiled as castmembers in addition to returning , , , Anthony Daniels, and Kenny Baker.

The movie is eying a December 18, 2015 release. THR reported last week that at least one major female role remained open.

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