A Disney executive accidentally posted a tweet which seemed to give a hint at when "Star Wars Episode 7" would be released. "Saw today some awesome first features/plans of new Star Wars 7 movie coming end 2015," wrote Dennis Barbie, the director of retail for Disney in the Netherlands, as quoted by The Hollywood Reporter.
Barbie added, "At this moment [release] is planned for end of CY15 but in the entertainment business you will never know. Might be some changes there." Both tweets were quickly deleted with Barbie backtracking, "OMG didn't think my post would be picked up like this. Was just guessing period I have no real info on Star Wars."
No official cast has been announced for the J.J. Abrams-directed project. "12 Years a Slave" star Chiwetel Ejiofor, "The Fifth Estate" actor Benedict Cumberbatch, and Harrison Ford who played Han Solo in the previous "Star Wars" films are among the rumored cast members.
While those three stars played coy about their casting report, Michael B. Jordan and Saoirse Ronan already confirmed they auditioned for the film. Ronan, however, was out of the running as she recently told the Playlist, "I don't have 'Star Wars'. I don't have the role. I just shouldn't have said anything. I just auditioned for it, like everyone else did."
This came on heels of an open audition in the U.K. to look for a young actor and actress to play lead roles in an untitled major Disney film. It's linked to the upcoming "Star Wars" film which will be produced under the Mouse House' ownership of George Lucas' production company, although there is no official word to confirm it.
When asked about another rumor of her being eyed to play Sue Storm in the "Fantastic Four" reboot, Ronan said, "I only heard that rumor. I'm not signed up for 'Fantastic Four'." But she'd love to take part in a movie of that scale "if it was the right thing."