Anyway! As mentioned, I don't avoid casting news, and a nice nugget dropped today: Warwick Davis will appear in Episode VII. The official Star Wars YouTube account posted the following video, titled "Will Warwick Davis Appear in Star Wars: Episode VII?"
I look forward to learning what role Warwick Davis is playing in the upcoming movie (he's been Wicket W. Warrick and W. Wald/Weazel in Episodes VI and I so far), but mostly, I find the approach to this announcement interesting. It's more fun than a standard press release.