What We Know About the New `Star Wars' Film

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April 29 (Bloomberg) -- Lucasfilm announced the cast of the next “Star Wars” picture, saying original stars including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher will join a fresh crop of space adventurers in the new film. Bloomberg Businessweek's Devin Leonard has more on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg)

Leonard.

I know you love everything associated with "star wars." why is this such a big deal?

Lucasfilm and jj abrams have been secretive about what is going on with episode seven.

We know the script is done.

They are starting production.

They haven't said anything about who is going to be in it.

We broke the news that mark hamill and carrie fisher and harrison ford were going to be in it.

George lucas blurted that out in 2013. lucasfilm never confirmed that.

This is the first they have done that.

Jj abrams.

Tell us who he is and why he decided to break his silence now.

He is a brilliant director.

He was behind "lost" and the last two "star trek" movies.

He is very secretive.

His hand was forced.

Word was leaking that these actors were seen.

He had to come out-from it today.

That is what he did.

What does this mean?

Tells about the plot of the movie.

We have to -- it is tidbits.

That is all they are going to give us.

It is a bunch of names.

We do now, this week confirmed rumors, this is a film that takes place 30 years after "return of the jedi." they will pass the torch onto a new generation that will fight the descendents of "darth vader" and will take it into a new part of the mythology.

There is a chance for devin to make a star wars debut.

No billy dee williams.

He lobbied publicly.

He didn't get it.

I like lando myself.

We know disney paid george lucas $3 billion for the rights to lucasfilm in the star wars franchise.

Is he involved?

Yes and no.

He is not going to be directing the movie.

The way he put it to me was that he would be the yoda.

Nobody knows the meaning more than george lucas.

I know jj abrams has gone to see him.

His stamp will be on the movie somewhere.

You could give them a run for

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