According to skynews.com skynews.com, Tom Cruise is reportedly in talks with JJ Abrams about an appearance in Star Wars: Episode VII. The Edge of Tomorrow Star has apparently been in London over the last week meeting with film executives and the production staff about the film.
Cruise and Abrams already worked on Mission: Impossible 5 together and is due to hit theaters later next year. The new Star Wars movie is scheduled for cinematic release at Christmas in 2015.
Deadline is reporting that the writer/director of Looper, Rian Johnson is directing Star Wars VIII & IX. Though he hasn't confirmed this report, he did tweet the above video (language warning) about his desire to not screw things up.