BREAKING BAD Star Jesse Plemons In Contention For Lead Role In STAR WARS EPISODE VII

BREAKING BAD Star Jesse Plemons In Contention For Lead Role In STAR WARS EPISODE VII

We've had enough BS casting rumours to last a lifetime when it comes to Star Wars Episode VII, but now a reliable trade is reporting that Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons is set to meet with J.J. Abrams to discuss a lead role in the highly anticipated movie. Check it out!

While he hasn't officially joined the movie just yet, The Wrap reports that Jesse Plemons is in contention for a lead role in Star Wars Episode VII. According to the site, "Plemons is scheduled to meet with director J.J. Abrams next week to discuss the highly anticipated sequel", and he has "already taped an audition that was well-received by those involved in the casting process, and he’ll by flying in to Los Angeles from Austin, Texas for a second audition that will bring him face-to-face with Abrams." Various individuals have confirmed to the site that he's a serious contender for the role, and while there's no word on who he will be playing, his resemblance to Mark Hamill may be noteworthy. After appearing in Battleship and The Master, the actor gained critical acclaim for his role as Todd in Breaking Bad. How do you guys feel about this news?
Posted By:
Josh Wilding
Member Since 3/13/2009
Filed Under "Star Wars" 1/10/2014 Source: The Wrap
DISCLAIMER: is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
1 2
Reasonnnn - 1/10/2014, 3:29 PM
marvel72 - 1/10/2014, 3:31 PM
oh todd,i didn't recognize him by his real name.
Kurne - 1/10/2014, 3:31 PM
I hated this guy in Breaking Bad...
Jazza815 - 1/10/2014, 3:32 PM
Jesse Plemmons ??

I assume you actually mean Meth Damon
ForeverPowerful - 1/10/2014, 3:34 PM
[frick] you Todd!!!
Moohika - 1/10/2014, 3:36 PM
Meth Damon in Star Wars...LMFAO!
CrimsonFlash - 1/10/2014, 3:44 PM
Lead role as a bad guy? Can't be a protagonist. He doesn't have a likable face at all
DEATHbyEXILE - 1/10/2014, 3:45 PM
KeefNCookies - 1/10/2014, 3:47 PM
Wow. This might just be worse than the usual casting rumors. It appears the world still has some surprises for me, even if they are completely retarded.
Prime - 1/10/2014, 3:49 PM
Lol, he does look like Damon.
marcvader1 - 1/10/2014, 3:49 PM
Lol. This guy resembles Luke? Come again?
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 1/10/2014, 3:50 PM
I could see it
DEATHbyEXILE - 1/10/2014, 3:52 PM
Battabing - 1/10/2014, 3:52 PM
He does look like Matt Damon, though.
Battabing - 1/10/2014, 3:53 PM
Mark Hamill looks like doo-doo.
ALegendaryPanda - 1/10/2014, 3:53 PM
TODD!! This dude was awesome on Breaking Bad! I really hated his character. In a good way.
VISIONaryNPa - 1/10/2014, 3:55 PM
The kid from Observe and Report?

whoa123 - 1/10/2014, 3:56 PM
Nice! Good for him, he was irritating in BB (in a good way) so that shows how much talent this guy's got.
maninfinesuit - 1/10/2014, 3:58 PM
Really never noticed the resemblance between him and Damon before. They should cancel this dull Aaron Cross shit and do a Bourne prequel with this fellow.

Even though, yeah, [frick] Todd.
sameoldthing - 1/10/2014, 3:59 PM
He's a good character a "lead" actor in Star Wars?..umm,NO.
InfiniteMonkey - 1/10/2014, 3:59 PM
DAFUQ? LOL. I love BS rumours.
AmazingFantasy - 1/10/2014, 4:01 PM
Meth Damon
FilmsFan - 1/10/2014, 4:06 PM
One he's was creepy as fvck in breaking bad!
So he's villain material!

2, he is discount Matt Damon!
3, Why a 20 something, what's wrong with a mature thespian!
Late 30s!!
Ur not signing him for 70 years!
Stop casting Tweens just that they can do multiple films
HurricaneXavier - 1/10/2014, 4:08 PM
This kid was terrible in Breaking Bad.
Thegeekygurl - 1/10/2014, 4:12 PM
"his resemblance to Mark Hamill may be noteworthy."

What resemblance?
ndwwrestler2 - 1/10/2014, 4:15 PM
I have seen him in some stuff, he isn't a bad actor. I've never saw him as leading role type, but I'm not going to rip this move (if he gets picked) because I haven't seen the audition tape. For all we know, he may have killed it (in a good way).
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 1/10/2014, 4:20 PM
He looks like Phillip Seymour Hoffman shit on Matt Damon
MisterHolmes - 1/10/2014, 4:23 PM
he looks like hes always taking a shit
ndwwrestler2 - 1/10/2014, 4:33 PM
@Melkaticox We don't even know if she's canon anymore. I would say because of Disney, but honestly Lucas switched was flipped so much, you never know what was really canon or non-canon.
Klone - 1/10/2014, 4:42 PM
Psycho Todd and the Neo Nazis.
Shaggy - 1/10/2014, 4:44 PM
SonGoku - 1/10/2014, 4:50 PM
Good old Meth Damon.
Grayson7954 - 1/10/2014, 4:53 PM
why is everybody freaking out? obviously the guys a good actor, breaking bad proved that. he played an antagonist? so that automatically makes him only able to play an antagonist? JESUS ITS CALLED ACTING. i means freaking hal became walter white, stop whining.
beane2099 - 1/10/2014, 5:00 PM
@ SotoJuiceMan

I frequently get mad at the air. It vexes me.
CaptainObvious - 1/10/2014, 5:05 PM
I hate you, Todd.
HavocPrime - 1/10/2014, 5:27 PM
Awesome, Meth Damon in space.
Humperdink - 1/10/2014, 5:29 PM

Jhuntdaprodigy - 1/10/2014, 5:34 PM
I've only seen him in Breaking Bad and I liked him in that so I'm not mad at this. Just because he played a villain there doesn't mean he can't be the protagonist here. Need I remind y'all that Mark Hamill himself went on to almost exclusively voicing/playing villains (Joker, Hobgoblin, Trickster, Tony Zucco) after playing a protagonist. I have seen nothing about this guy to instantly make me dislike him or not want him in the role. Now lets get Bryan Cranston as a Jedi Master or Sith Lord lol
Humperdink - 1/10/2014, 5:35 PM

After hearing the news, Mark REALLY needed a cigarette.
JasonBlue - 1/10/2014, 5:39 PM
1 2

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.