Star Wars Gets Familiar Faces & Setting?

Greg Grunberg is teaming up with his childhood friend J.J. Abrams again, the former dropping a tweet indicating that he’s set to have a cameo in the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII”.

Grunberg has been with Abrams for sometime. He was a regular on the Abrams-produced “Felicity” and “Alias,” had a cameo as the pilot of the ill-fated Oceanic Flight 815 in “Lost,” and had small appearances in “Mission: Impossible III,” “Super 8” and even “Star Trek” (he was the voice of James Kirk’s stepfather). Here’s his tweet:

Onto today’s speculative rumors. It is safe to assume that planetary locations from the original “Star Wars” trilogy are set to be revisited in the upcoming films.

So far the ice planet of Hoth, the forest moon of Endor and the desert planet Tatooine have all been rumored to be a part of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” and now one other familiar setting has emerged – Yoda’s home of exile Dagobah.

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This Is Infamous reports that Luke Skywalker was in self-imposed exile on the planet for some of the period after the events of “Return of the Jedi”.

The site also claims that he spends much of the time after that film trying to rebuild the Jedi Order, and his command of The Force has gotten strong enough to “stop Imperial ships with just a simple look.”

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Back to more solid information. One person desperate to work on the films is that of “Avengers” actor Mark Ruffalo. Ruffalo previously worked with “Star Wars: Episode VIII” filmmaker Rian Johnson on “The Brothers Bloom” and in a recent interview with Collider essentially begs Johnson that he wants to come onboard:

“I just reached out to Rian recently, by the way. My email to Rian after all these years was, ‘Rian, congratulations on everything you’ve been doing. And by the way, if there’s a part in Star Wars, please, anything, please consider considering me to join you.’ I love hanging out with Rian so [just hanging out on set] is interesting to me, but I would like a role.”