It has been announced by Lucas film that High School Musical star Zac Efron is to play Luke Skywalker in the remake of the first three Star Wars movies. Nathan Fillion from the Firefly TV series is to portray Hans Solo.
The rest of the cast is not known yet though there has been rumours that Sir Ian McKellen is to make a brief appearance as Obi-Wan Kenobi. The movies are to be directed by John Patrick Shanley with George Lucas as a Producer.
Lucas said at the press conference: " These movies will be bigger and more exciting and up to date than the old ones, twice as many special effects and lots of surprises that will create questions and answer old ones ."
Yet again Star Wars rivals Star Trek as the original series of Star Trek is being re-vamped as a feature film.