An inside source for JediNews has dropped their latest report from production on "Star Wars: Episode VII".
The most promising new factoid? That we'll see a famous location mentioned numerous times, but one that hasn't been realised on screen before:
"One small hint: Star Wars The Old Republic has added a planet that has long been mentioned but never seen on film."
The likeliest candidate to fit the description is the ancient Sith home world of Korriban. Their source also spoke about casting:
"Just this past two weeks I have heard the names of Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alexis Dziena and Taissa Farmiga all linked with roles - all exceptionally talented actresses. Whether any of them are cast is still unknown, but if you consider the quality of the people they are looking at - you can see the quality of the effort."
He also touched upon the return of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford:
"I have only seen evidence for one of them having signed. I am not joining the sceptics suggesting they are not all back, but I can only tell you what I know. It would not surprise me if they did not all come back for Episode VII but maybe came back at varying points in the new trilogy. The script will determine their status."
Meanwhile, a source at Pinewood Studios tells Yahoo that the film's crew has already constructed a full scale Millennium Falcon to be used during the filming:
"A full-scale 1:1 Millennium Falcon has been built as well as the interiors of the ship for filming. The Falcon is done - inside and out. The sets were built off-site, ready to move when Lucasfilm/Bad Robot were ready to move into Pinewood."