An official casting call for Star Wars Episode: VII doesn’t give us names, but it does give us descriptions that are hints to what we can expect to see in the movie.
Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.
Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.
A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident.
Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit.
A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.
Forty something male, fit, military type.
Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.
So, we’ve got a lot of late-teens and twenty-somethings in there as well as a couple of female characters which could support early rumors that the lead would be a strong woman. There isn’t enough here to know for sure, but it definitely looks interesting.
In related news, there are also reports that the Yoda side-movie has been dropped, but one with a young Han Solo meeting Chewbacca is supposedly still moving forward.