In what I sincerely hope is the last update for a while, because I'm tired of constantly editing the main topic, Carrie Fisher "spilled the beans" and stated that she, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford are all expected to start working with LucasFilm in either March or April (Approximately 1 or 2 months before filming begins).
Of course good 'ol Carrie is always running her yapper with, more often than not, no results. So there's a good chance this is just 100% bologna.
Sweet mother of the Sarlacc, the gravy train just keeps on rolling doesn't it?
J.J. Abrams stated that filming is confirmed for May (they're REALLY cutting it close, that give's them roughly a year and a half to finish it), and that we will be getting official casting news in the near...
Ever since Disney's announcement that there are going to be spin-off Star Wars films there have been rumors that these movies were going to be about Yoda, Han Solo, Jabba the Hutt, Indiana Ford, ect. ect. ect.
Well, according to Star Wars Underworld, we may have "confirmation" that the first of these films will focus on everyone's favorite mandalorian bounty hunter, Boba Fett, and it is currently being written by fan favorite Lawrence Kasdan, who is also confirmed to be writing Episode VII along side J. J. Abrams. This information came from an episode of AMC Talk featuring Jon Schnepp, who openly stated that Kasdan was writing a Boba Fett film.
Opinion: I would hardly call the writer behind Metalocolypse and Venture Bros. a reliable source. Rather than say "take this with a grain of salt", I say don't believe this at all until a more reliable source corroborates this or it is officially announced.
However, there's always that slim chance that, somehow, this guy is telling the...