And now, surprising and welcome news for info-starved Star Wars fans clinging to scraps of rumor and speculation on Episode VII. It seems we won't have to wait until December 2015 to see some semblance of a galaxy far, far away on the big screen.
The Wall Street Journal reports Star Wars characters will be appearing in next February's The Lego Movie, though they don't know which ones.
Of course we already knew this movie would be chock full of iconic characters in Lego form, the most prominent in past trailers being DC superheroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman (and Abraham Lincoln, because why not), who are all owned by Warner Bros, the studio putting out the Lego movie.
Star Wars characters, of course, are now owned by Disney, though WSJ speculate a deal could have been struck with Lucasfilm prior to that monster merger. Anyway, it appears this may have been intended as a surprise or an announcement for a later date, but the cat's out of the bag now.