Star Wars Episode VII Casting Rumors Include Old Cast, Cumberbatch, & Oldman

Star Wars Episode VII

3D film blog Market Saw is reporting that Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman and several members of the original Star Wars cast are said to be involved in Episode VII

In addition to Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher, Market Saw’s source claims that Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, and Warwick Davies are all involved in the filming of Episode VII.

Additionally, the source says that Benedict Cumberbatch and Gary Oldman are on board. He explains that the two actors were originally considered for the same role, but both have since been added to the cast.

The rumor about Oldman seems to go along with what was hinted at during a previous interview he did, where he was asked about potentially having a role in the Star Wars franchise.

Star Wars Episode VII is scheduled for theatrical release December 18, 2015.