July 17, 2014: Unnamed sources tell Latino Review that Christina Chong has landed an unspecified role.
September 1, 2014: BBC reports that another Game of Thrones alum, Miltos Yerolemou, has joined the cast in a minor role.
September 11, 2014: Greg Grunberg tweets, “Yes @smgulz it IS safe to assume I have a role in #StarWarsEpisodeVII - If I say more than that, JJ will have me killed.”
October 16, 2014: In a silly (but official!) video on the Star Wars YouTube channel, Warwick Davis confirms he will return for Force Awakens.
November 26, 2014: Lizo Mzimba of the BBC tweets, “Pleased @JHenwick's in @StarWars VII. Big fan, from Spirit Warriors to Silk. And she's Nymeria Sand in @GameOfThrones next year!”
November 28, 2014: Fans begin speculating after the first trailer’s release that Benedict Cumberbatch (yep, him again) might be playing a lightsaber-wielding villain in a hooded cloak or providing the voiceover for that teaser.