JJ Abrams Wants Jonathan Rhys Meyers For STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

El Mayimbe of the website, Latino Review, is reporting that the "Bend It Like Beckham" star, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, has landed a role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. Come voice your opinions.

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By nailbiter111 - 5/19/2013



El Mayimbe has been hearing through the grapevine that the Irish actor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, is in negotiations to be the lead in Star Wars: Episode VII. The film will be directed by J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek Into Darkness"), who in the past worked with Jonathan on 2006's Mission Impossible: III.

As for the role he will be playing, no information of that sort has surfaced.

Jonathan will next be seen starring in NBC's Dracula. Although, most of you will recognize him from playing King Henry VIII on The Tudors.
Source: latino-review
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Jolt17 - 5/19/2013, 9:20 PM
Interesting. I've always been interested to see more of the man's work (he rarely gets any spotlight), so I'm fine with that. He's surely got the looks for a charming bad guy...
Lozzy - 5/19/2013, 9:21 PM
El Mayimbe????? yer im going to take my grain of salt now.
DaenerysTargaryen - 5/19/2013, 9:21 PM
I'll believe it when deadline reports it
nailbiter111 - 5/19/2013, 9:25 PM
Yeah who cares that they got so many Iron Man 3 rumors/scoops right. You guys are so funny.

Jolt17 - 5/19/2013, 9:25 PM
ckal: Haha, it also happens to me often.
Reasonnnn - 5/19/2013, 9:29 PM
Good actor. Hasn't really got his breakout role yet though.
IronPatriotChowder - 5/19/2013, 9:30 PM
yeah El mayimbe. Lemme get my BS scanner right quick...
TheDIsSilent - 5/19/2013, 9:30 PM
If this is true and they use the characters from the EU (NOT the stories from the EU, however), I think he could be a good choice for Ben Skywalker, Luke's son.

Jolt17 - 5/19/2013, 9:31 PM
Just in case people have forgotten how many of their scoops for Iron Man Three that were true.

Keeping Score: Which IRON MAN 3 Rumors Were Fact & Which Were Fiction?

Didn't they also break the Harrison Ford in Star Wars: Episode VII rumor first?
LittleDanglyThing - 5/19/2013, 9:33 PM
I really wanted the lead to be a female there's just not enough.
thebearjew - 5/19/2013, 9:34 PM
Ya it would be cool to have a STRONG female lead
TheMarvel13 - 5/19/2013, 9:35 PM
If this news is true then I can see him either being Ben Skywalker or Jacen Solo.
thebearjew - 5/19/2013, 9:36 PM
This is unrelated but LEVITIKUZ do you think after the trinity war martain manhunter will join the real justice lwague
ahhmynuts - 5/19/2013, 9:36 PM
Eh Maybe is one of the funniest nicknames ever
TheDIsSilent - 5/19/2013, 9:36 PM
@LittleDanglyThing It most likely will be, if they're focusing on the EU in the new movies, or at least the characters from it.

It'll most likely have Jaina Solo as the main lead, with Jacen Solo, Anakin Solo, and Ben Skywalker being supporting characters, along with the original cast (for the most part) being there.
camlabar - 5/19/2013, 9:38 PM
Well...I have No idea who this guy is
edwardshiro - 5/19/2013, 9:41 PM
August Rush....
Jolt17 - 5/19/2013, 9:43 PM
LEVITIKUZ: No offense taken, and I partially agree with you. But...well, a news is still a news! Despite being regarded a "common sense," I believe there was still another possibility of them not returning initially, as there are numerous ways that the movie can go down with - revealing that Ford will return (and subsequently, Hamill and Fisher) has now eliminated that other possibility.
thebearjew - 5/19/2013, 9:43 PM
i think he might frm the trinity war fallout
Just a though
Optimus83 - 5/19/2013, 9:45 PM
a Son of Luke Skywalker???
Jolt17 - 5/19/2013, 9:46 PM
Him as Jacen Solo would be cool. Plus, as I've said before, he's got the looks for a fitting antagonist, so that would open a good chance for his descend into Darth Caedus.

Knightrider - 5/19/2013, 9:47 PM
Wow this guy, the guy who reports "scoops" then gets the scoop on it not being true. What eer reputation this guy had, no longer exsists.
JohnLamb - 5/19/2013, 9:51 PM
Hmm. I've only seen him in a few films but J.J. knows what he's doing. From what I can remember he was kinda great in what he did in MI:3.
Mike89 - 5/19/2013, 9:55 PM
Im guessing this guy is playing Lukes Son in the movie. After watching Star Trek Into Darkness i have more faith JJ will give us a good Star Wars movie in the 21st Century.
LP4 - 5/19/2013, 9:57 PM
Probably gonna play khan. I know...different franchise. Abrams will find a way to make him khan then keep the shit a secret for a full year before we realize he's khan.

ManCalledSting - 5/19/2013, 10:04 PM
El Mayimbe.......let me know when the grown ups confirm this. That guy is a false reporting machine.
Irons - 5/19/2013, 10:08 PM
That didn't come from El Mayimbe, it came from "Kellvin Chavez."

Says it in the article... I mean come on.
Mike89 - 5/19/2013, 10:09 PM
I also think Benedict Cumberbatch should play a sith lord in Star Wars Episode VII. If he can take down a group of klingons by himself, i can just imagine what he be like with a lightsaber.
l0rdleg0las - 5/19/2013, 10:09 PM
come on Jacen Solo. this will be awesome if true.
Bojac - 5/19/2013, 10:10 PM
NO NO NO NO NO.
No Popeyes.
LP4 - 5/19/2013, 10:18 PM
@IronPatriotSoup- Well NO SH!T sherlock. I was being sarcastic. smdh
Ocelot - 5/19/2013, 10:20 PM
they aren't going to use characters or plotlines from the expanded universe. They wont use the likes of Mara Jade, the solo twins, the yuuzhan vong etc. Though it would be cool, they'll most likely make up new characters for the series.
mkilban2 - 5/19/2013, 10:24 PM
I'll believe most of what Latino Review posts, but if it's from "Eh Maybe" I'll wait and see. Dude just throws stuff out there and hopes something sticks.
Ace101 - 5/19/2013, 10:24 PM
@Jolt17 that pic screams Milo Vitamilliia (or however you spell his last name) the main guy from heroes.
mgeoff88 - 5/19/2013, 10:31 PM
Hmmm... El Mayimbe? I'm calling bullshit right now. :P

I think Jonathan Rhys Meyers would fit in well in a Star Wars movie.

He would be a good choice for Jacen Solo:



@nailbiter You're right, but I think the guy is really full of himself. Have you seen how he talks to people on Twitter? He is an asshole.

I don't have a problem making jokes about him when I get the chance to.
KanyeWest - 5/19/2013, 10:45 PM
Cool. He was always my pick for Namor.
TheOneAboveAll - 5/19/2013, 10:50 PM
HE would be a great Jacen Solo...
Azrael725 - 5/19/2013, 11:04 PM
i really like Rhys Meyers as an actor and i feel he hasn't gotten that breakout role. i think he will do a great job if this ends up true
LancerEvo - 5/19/2013, 11:16 PM
I see him playing Jacen Solo before Ben Skywalker to be honest.
Anton - 5/19/2013, 11:26 PM
"Bend It Like Beckham" star? Seriously???
Do you even watch good movies?
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