Movie News: New STAR WARS EPISODE VII Rumours Hint at Fassbender, Weaving, Kenobi's Granddaughter and More!

Written by Kris Heys Sunday, 12 January 2014

Movie News

Following on from yesterday’s story that Jesse Plemons (Creepy Todd off of BREAKING BAD!), is due to meet J.J. Abrams this week to discuss a possible role in STAR WARS EPISODE VII (smart money’s on Luke Skywalker’s son), comes a whole host of further rumours courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. You can read their article in full by heading here, or continue on for our cliff notes version…

* Additional to Plemons, Abrams also plans to meet with Hugo Weaving (to play an Imperial Commander)…

* …and Adam Driver (GIRLS), who was recently rumoured for the role of Nightwing in the MAN OF STEEL sequel.

* Michael Fassbender meanwhile, has reportedly already met with Abrams last month.

* The radically overhauled new version of the script by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan features the core trio of Luke, Leia and Han in much more prominent roles than the first draft did.

* George Lucas has been involved in the process during the development and subsequent scrapping of Michael Arndt’s draft, and although he disagreed, has ultimately supported Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy’s decision to switch scripts.

* Obi-Wan Kenobi’s daughter or granddaughter might play a part, with the search currently on for a “20-something female who is either mixed race or black.” (A simple look at the timeline indicates that if true, it will be a granddaughter. Unless Force Ghosts are a bit blue in more ways than one…)

So there we go, lots to chew over. Head over to the comments section to discuss which, if any, you hope will come to pass.

STAR WARS EPISODE VII is scheduled for release December 18th, 2015. They really need to get a move on…

Share your comments below or on Twitter @STARBURST_MAG

Find your local Starburst Magazine stockist HERE, or buy direct from us HERE.

CLICK COVER FOR OUR LATEST ISSUE!


Suggested Articles:
Earlier this year, Sylvester Stallone teased the concept of Ivan Drago having a role to play in the
This weekend saw some worrying rumours surface on the future of Ben Affleck as Batman. Well, now the
Here at Moonbase Alpha, we’re huge fans of the animated DC output, and so we’re a tad giddy to h
One of most eagerly anticipated elements of next year’s Avengers: Infinity War is seeing the cinem
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner