So the latest rumors are that Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron are being offered parts, Gosling even supposedly up to play Luke's son. I wonder if both actors getting early starts to their careers by working in Disney projects has something to do with the rumor though. I especially find it doubtful (but not impossible) that it would so casually get out that Luke has a son in the movie. Gosling has turned down several franchises, and it seems to be paying off for him, so even if the rumors are true I don't think he'll be in a Star Wars movie. I doubt the Efron rumor too, but I guess the nerd in me thinks it could be cool for the younger Simon Tam from Firefly to be in Star Wars. Not as cool as River Tam or Zoe Washburne to turn up, but whatever. I'm sorry there are no rumors of Abigail Breslin playing Princess Leia's daughter. I just think that'd work.
Also, John Williams is officially back!
Surprised he's committed to all three. I wonder if Michael Giacchino is going to serve as an understudy. He's one of the few composer working now who I think could achieve a sound that fits with what Williams has already done.