The biggest longterm investment by the Mouse House is in Lucasfilm and the “Star Wars” franchise, and Iger provided an update on what’s coming in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII,” and it’s a bit of old and new mixed together. Most notably, Iger revealed that the sequel will be set 30 years after “Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi” and that cast wise, it will feature “very familiar faces returning” who will join a “trio of new leads.”
See, I said “a bit” in the headline. Right now, looking for Star Wars VII news that’s new can feel a bit like trying to find water in a desert wasteland — every little drop is significant. So while this news really just confirms what we sort of specualted, it’s still news and keeping up with it is fun.