Scott Lockwood writes: "When Peter Mayhew signed his contract for the new trilogy of films (episodes I — III) there was a rider that he had to sign guaranteeing he would agree to appear in Episode VII. I think most of us at the time thought that was a marketing stunt, but it now appears to be a reality after all. George Lucus, and of all people, James Cameron confirm there will be a 3rd trilogy. From the article:
Lucas: “Our generation had it’s legend. Our journey had a first step. And my saga had it’s beginning. Nowthis great and epic journey needs to have an end.”
Cameron: “With great hope comes great responsibility, and I will ensure that at last the mighty Galactic Empire sees its revenge, and that the New Republic and it’s Jedi protectors rise once again!”
Lucas: “There are three more tales to tell, and Mr. Cameron the force is strong with you.”"