Justin and Eric discuss the proliferation of Star Wars rumors in the lead up to Episode VII and debate the best way to interpret such news. They also chime in on the recent announcement of Rian Johnson’s involvement in Episodes VIII and IX before answering a listener question about everyone’s favorite Expanded Universe ginger, Mara Jade. Make the jump into Hyperspace with this week’s ForceCast!

Andy Serkis on joining the cast of Episode VII

In an exclusive interview posted over on SciFiNow, new Episode VII cast member Andy Serkis had this to say about how The Imaginarium ties into the production of the film (as well as future Star Wars releases) and what led him to eventually become part of that galaxy far, far away.

“JJ Abrams and I met, and we just had this incredible kind of vibe between us. He said, ‘You’d fit really well in this universe,’ and I said, ‘I think I probably could.’ We’re working very closely, as I say, in two ways: the Imaginarium is providing all of the performance characters, and I myself am playing a character in it.”