Return of The Jedi is set 30 years before the events of Star Wars 7 according to Disney chief executive officer Bob Iger. Other details are scanty, but the Star Wars 7 release date has also been set for December 18, 2015. Disney is also to be working on two prequels set before the events of Return Of The Jedi, including a Boba Fett movie and a Han Solo movie.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, Star Wars 7 rumors have been running rampant. We do know that director J.J Abrams said the script was done back in January. At one point it was claimed the Star Wars 7 cast may include Hugo Weaving and Michael Fassbender, who happens to be starring in an Assassin's Creed movie. Jesse Plemons shot down rumors she was involved in the Return of the Jedi sequel, but then J.J Abrams said the opposite was true. Adam Driver is said to be playing a Darth Vader style villain for the dark side of the force, but then other rumors pointed to Zac Efron as Darth Caedus.
Of course, while the villain is important everyone wants to be the hero. The Disney CEO didn't say who these heroes would be but the official Stars Wars 7 website claimed we'd see "a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces." It's claimed that Lupita Nyongo'o may be one of these Star Wars heroes but it's also possible that mostly unknown actors and actresses may be propelled into the limelight. This supposedly has many people fighting to get these lead roles. After all, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher were relatively unknown until after Star Wars was released.
Unfortunately, Iger did not confirm or deny any of these rumors related to the Return Of The Jedi sequel. The only character we know for certain now is that R2D2 will be making a comeback for Star Wars 7. Of course, since C3PO was not mentioned you have to wonder if he met a fate that had him uttering, "Oh dear..."