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'Star Wars: Episode VII' plot details revealed

Film will be set 30 years after 'Return Of The Jedi'

The plot details for Star Wars: Episode VII have been revealed.

Although there has been a steady drip of casting rumours about JJ Abrams' sci-fi reboot, details about the film's plot have been largely kept under wraps. However, a post on StarWars.com has given the first insight into how the sci-fi saga will develop. It will open in December, 2015.

The film will be set 30 years after the end of Return Of The Jedi, and will include a trio of new young lead actors to go along with the film's villain, as played by Girls' Adam Driver, as well as the return of "some very familiar faces".

12 Years A Slave star Lupita Nyong'o and Attack The Block actor The Block actor John Boyega have both been linked with leading roles in the film in recent weeks. Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will reprise their roles from the original trilogy in the film, meanwhile – the trio portrayed iconic characters Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in the first run of films.

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