After hearing about the casting of Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, there were rumors about who she would be playing. One rumor was that she would be playing as Young Leia. Lourd has confirmed that this is not the case. She will be playing a totally different character. TechCrunch.com suggested that this new Star Wars film is said to have flashback sequences in the duration of the film. One of the rumored flashback sequences center around Young Luke.
This should be expected in that the idea of the new trilogy is to establish the future as opposed to looking back on the old. Even though the characters will appear in the new installment, this is going to be more of a passing the torch type of occasion as opposed to just centering on them completely. The focus of these new films are on the new leads. The new lead characters are Finn, Rey, and Poe Dameron. We just have to hope that the characters are as well developed and compelling as the old characters.