points us to an interesting report from The Hollywood Reporter
about Disney's Star Wars plans at their D23 Expo
Insiders say some Star Wars actors may be making appearances during the D23 Expo, confirming their participation in the J.J. Abrams-directed sequel trilogy — which is expected to hit theaters in 2015. (Filming is expected to begin in early 2014 in the U.K.)
Obviously, several former cast members have already expressed an interest in returning to the saga, including arguably the two biggest stars, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. But both of them will be at Celebration Europe II, which is a few weeks before D23, and the idea that Disney would hold back Episode VII news at CEII in favor of D23 is more than a little bit disappointing. That's not confirmed, though, so we'll just have to wait and see.