Though no surprise whatsoever, the Fisher story is welcome news. I mean, almost everybody with a pulse figured that the original Big Three (or at least Hamill and Fisher) would sign on to the new Trilogy but it's nice to see that the chess pieces are slowly coming together on the big board.
The real interest and questions will come when we get word of supporting actors and actresses. The original Trilogy didn't really feature many top-list actors aside from Guinness and Cushing (Ian McDiarmid hadn't yet achieved Epic status at the time Jedi
was filmed)....it'll be interesting to see if the producers can nail down any A-list talent for the new films without taking focus and attention away from the classic and central characters.