According to CNET, "Arndt ... wanted to focus on a younger generation of heroes, specifically the children of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia, with the original stars playing supporting roles."
Now it appears director J.J. Abrams has quite literally flipped the script. He and "The Empire Strikes Back" co-writer Lawrence Kasdan have been handling writing duties since Arndt's departure. Abrams is said to have been meeting with a host of potential actors for the new film. (Via Wikimedia Commons)
The latest actor on that list — Jesse Plemons, who played Todd on "Breaking Bad." No word on what role he'd play. (Via AMC / "Breaking Bad")
"Star Wars: Episode VII" is scheduled for release Dec. 18, 2015.
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