Whoever is running the publicity machine at Disney/Lucasfilm for the new 'Star Wars' movies must be really enjoying themselves. So far the only confirmed cast members for the new trilogy are R2-D2 and Chewbacca. This is the equivalent of the new 'Jem and the Holograms' movie announcing that Synergy would be in the the film…which come to think of they haven't and that's really disconcerting. What is going on over there? Getting off topic. 

Anyway, if the publicists want to throw chum into the water to watch as we fans work ourselves into a frenzy over every tiny morsel, so be it. Here are a few more casting confirmation announcements just ripe for an email blast.

 

#1 - Confirmed: Franklin Gothic typeface.


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After a strenuous round of back-and-forth in which Disney threatened to replace Franklin Gothic with Garamond if he didn't come down off his salary request, a deal has been solidified. Franklin Gothic will appear as the typeface for the opening crawl in all three sequels.

 

#2 - Confirmed: Spaaaaaaaaaaace.


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Squashing rumors that Star Wars executives were toying with the idea of the sequels taking place in the underground lands of the mole people, Space's publicist leaked word that her client was indeed locked in for the new films.

 

#3 - In Negotiations: Lightsabers and Blasters


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Both weapons are iconic to the Star Wars brand and they know it. Insiders report both are asking for significant hikes in  pay as well as cushy back-end deals on ticket sales. Unlike Franklin Gothic, who was forced to compromise or face recasting, these two powerhouses have Disney backed into a corner and they aren't letting up.

 

#4 - Confirmed: Planets with one biome.


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Mother Earth is rumored to be behind the stonewalling of any other planets with more than one environment in an attempt to discourage any advancements in space travel. Earth's people have repeatedly attempted to squash this rumor, stating their client has nothing but love and respect for other planets capable of supporting carbon based lifeforms.

 

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