A few days late on this, perhaps, but this has been quite a slog, hasn’t it? In any case, we have our cast – or at least the better part of it.
In short, there are a lot of interesting possibilities here for everyone, and while many of us may have qualms about the gender diversity of the overall group, you certainly can’t say any of them are boring.
We now have photographic proof that Carrie Fisher is in London, thanks to the Daily Mail. Meanwhile, The List is reporting that several cast members met with J.J. Abrams for a top secret ” bonding session” at a London restaurant. In addition to naming expected alumni Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew (no Hamill? Daniels?) they also namedropped Adam Driver and… Andy Serkis? The Lord of the Rings actor hasn’t figured into any rumors, but stranger things have happened, and he is Hollywood’s #1 mo-cap guy. (Of course, he could also just be there to offer advice… I doubt we’re going to see a Star Wars film in the post-Gollum age that includes exactly zero motion capture.)
In any case, if yesterday’s table read rumors are true, they can’t expect to keep things secret that much longer…