Star Wars cast spotted in London

Harrison Ford

Star Wars' original cast members have been spotted in London ahead of filming for Episode VII, sparking rumours that they will be involved in the film.

The next instalment of the Star Wars franchise, which is due to begin shooting, is said to follow the original cast 30 years on from their last appearance and according to Entertainment Weekly, sightings in London seem to point towards familiar faces being back.

Harrison Ford, who was the first actor to play Han Solo, was seen dining at Hakkasan in London and on another occasion in Grosvenor Square chatting to members of the air ambulance crew.

Carrie Fisher has talked in the past about wanting to reprise her role as Princess Leia and even said she planned to visit London to film.

She has tweeted: "So my dog Gary has been spotted in London, but apparently without me. Who has he been seeing? Let me know if you have any clues."

Finally, it seems Mark Hamill could be returning as Luke Skywalker - Peter Serafinowicz, who voiced Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace, tweeted a photo of them together captioned: " Met up with @HamillHimself in London today. I wonder why he's here." 

The cast are due to have a first read through in London with director JJ Abrams and Deadline reported that Inside Llewyn Davis star Oscar Isaacs was the latest actor to be rumoured for the film, along with Adam Driver, John Boyega and Maisie Richardson-Sellers.

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