(CBR) "Star Wars: Episode VII" casting rumors will continue to fly fast and furious until official announcements are made — and most of them will get shot down with just as much speed.

For example, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" actor Jack Reynor was recently rumored for a lead role in director J.J. Abrams’ upcoming "Star Wars" saga. But that rumor has been crushed by the actor’s representatives.

“There is no truth in that — Jack is not taking on a role in the latest "Star Wars" film,” a spokesperson tells Independent.ie. “He has not been approached about a role and there has been no discussion. The rumors started online, but there is no foundation to them.”

That seems fairly cut and dry, doesn’t it? We’ll see if Reynor’s name stays out of the mix as official "Star Wars" casting announcements begin in the weeks to come.

Until those announcements take place, all we have to look forward to is a release date: Dec. 18, 2015.

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