/star-wars-7-trailer-premiere-date-avengers-2/Last week, it was widely reported that the original Star Wars cast, namely Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, would be revealed in the next Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, which is rumored to debut in theaters this May with Avengers: Age of Ultron. A second report now reiterates what we heard back when the original Star Wars 7 teaser dropped. And that's the fact that we won't see any of the original cast or characters used in the marketing leading up to the premiere of the movie this December.
Germain Lussier of /film backs up an earlier rumor, claiming that Disney and LucasFilm are keeping the original stars under lock and key until its time to see the movie in theaters. Instead, the upcoming trailers and other promotional items will continue to use John Boyega as Stormtrooper Finn, Oscar Isaac as X-Wing Pilot Poe Dameron and Daisy Ridley as Tatooine desert rat Rey as the main focus point in selling the movie. It's possible that we'll see more of the new Sith villain Kylo Ren, who may or may not be played by Adam Driver. We may also be introduced to as yet unknown characters played by Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow leading up to the film's big release.
The reason for this is that Disney and Lucasfim want to acclimate new audiences and old fans with the incoming characters, indicating that they each play an important role in this universe. It also allows J.J. Abrams to retain some of the mystery, hitting fans where it will hurt the most. He knows what we all really want to see are Han, Luke and Leia. Instead, we'll be introduced to a whole new stable of characters that will carry the franchise on into the future. Of course, this has not been confirmed by Disney nor LucasFilm. Its also not known if we will see Chewbacca, R2-D2 or C-3PO leading into the film's big screen debut. We may, as their look hasn't changed much according to various set photos and videos that have been released over the past year. What do you think? Is it smart to keep the big three on lockdown? Or do you want to see them right now?
Note: I trust @Latinoreview when it comes to Star Wars stuff, but we SPECIFICALLY heard the original cast WON'T be featured in the marketing— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) January 16, 2015