Has Chiwetel Ejiofor Been Cast In STAR WARS: EPISODE VII?

Has Chiwetel Ejiofor Been Cast In STAR WARS: EPISODE VII?

According to Jedi News, British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years A Slave"), has been cast in J.J. Abrams' upcoming fantasy-adventure film, Star Wars: Episode VII. Hit the jump to check it out.

In order to hit their 2015 release date target, Star Wars: Episode VII director, J.J. Abrams, and producer Kathleen Kennedy, will have to start making some casting decisions very soon. Apparently, one decision has been made today. Star Wars fansite, Jedi News, a site that has been posting a lot of "scoops" has yet another one. They report:
We understand that British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (Serenity), who was a very early consideration for a role in the film and who also met with J.J. Abrams this week, will be joining the cast of Episode VII in an as yet undisclosed role.

Keep in mind, Jedi News made this claim at the same time The Times posted an article revealing that Chiwetel Ejiofor was at J.J. Abrams' office this past week. So, this might just be a fansite jumping to conclusions. I'll update.
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ezra - 11/2/2013, 4:59 PM
Awesome actor! Hope it's true!
DEVLIN712 - 11/2/2013, 4:59 PM
He's a great actor so I don't have any problems with the casting. Only problem is that signing on for this might rule him out of playing Black Panther...
DEVLIN712 - 11/2/2013, 5:00 PM
Also, good find Nail
MrCBM56 - 11/2/2013, 5:05 PM
That's great!
l0rdleg0las - 11/2/2013, 5:08 PM
Awesome! I hope he is a Sith. After Serenity I see him playing an awesome villain.
SuperCat - 11/2/2013, 5:09 PM
Please be true.
sanyaya - 11/2/2013, 5:12 PM
Remember guys if JJ Abrams [frick]s up hell be know as
ALegendaryPanda - 11/2/2013, 5:16 PM
Holy SHIT!
OnePunchBaldy - 11/2/2013, 5:24 PM
Make him a sith!!!!! Make him the villain!
JerBear - 11/2/2013, 5:25 PM
I saw the words "Chiwetel" "Ejiofor" "has" "been" "cast" "in" and my mind crafted the words "Black" and "Panther" and I almost had a heart attack.
Seejay - 11/2/2013, 5:30 PM

He is a cool interesting character in Serenity.

MightyZeus - 11/2/2013, 5:32 PM
This is great news.
RG7620 - 11/2/2013, 5:32 PM
He's an amazing actor, I really hope this is true!
Swiftsword777 - 11/2/2013, 5:33 PM
I really hope this one is true and if so I pray he will be cast as a jedi or seth.
harley2011 - 11/2/2013, 5:33 PM
@intruder, this guy has way too much class to be Windu's son.
Lozzy - 11/2/2013, 5:34 PM
Great actor, he could easily play Lando's son.
PsychoManiacJacky - 11/2/2013, 5:35 PM
I have an interesting theory, that Chiwetel Ejiofor could possibly replace Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, I mean just look at the similarities this can't be an odd coincidence.

nowtheresaBATman - 11/2/2013, 5:41 PM
Jar Jar Abrams lol good one
nowtheresaBATman - 11/2/2013, 5:42 PM
Faora is sexy!
JatevinM - 11/2/2013, 5:44 PM
Saw him in 12 Years A Slave last night and I can honestly say he is an amazing actor
nld3 - 11/2/2013, 5:46 PM
Intruder, Please get out of your small box! Can he play someone other than a relative of Mace or Lando. Does everyone need to be related!
SonGoku - 11/2/2013, 5:46 PM
Seems like everyone is getting a role in Star Wars.
BlackFlash - 11/2/2013, 5:47 PM
@JerBear, I done the something.
BANE5000 - 11/2/2013, 5:58 PM
He would be so badd ass as a Sith Lord :D
MiracleMe - 11/2/2013, 6:04 PM
Chiwetel is AWESOME! A fine actor who raises the the level of every production he's a part of no matter what that level would've been without him. Yeah, his performance in Serenity was one of the greats in sci fi films, andnearly transcendent. The soulful and tortured look of resolve on his face when he says "I do terrible things." Believe me, we all want him in Star Wars.
InfiniteMonkey - 11/2/2013, 6:04 PM
This is good news!

JoeMomma29 - 11/2/2013, 6:08 PM
@ InfiniteMonkey

What are you talking about, they had one big role for an Asian actor/character in Return of the Jedi already!

InfiniteMonkey - 11/2/2013, 6:12 PM
LMFAO! Good One Mate!
JoeMomma29 - 11/2/2013, 6:14 PM
Awwwwww SW is so racists and so is Disney!!!!!!!!
JoeMomma29 - 11/2/2013, 6:15 PM
@ Intruder

No way that was an Asian! If it was a Hispanic he would have stolen the M.F. And I know because I am Hispanic!
nowtheresaBATman - 11/2/2013, 6:16 PM
He's getting Oscar buzz from 12 years a Slave.....I want to see it, Fassbender suppose to be wicked as hell in it as well.
JoeMomma29 - 11/2/2013, 6:17 PM
Oh yeah I forgot the Phantom Menace also featured Asians.

JoeMomma29 - 11/2/2013, 6:20 PM
@ DatSexy

Up you are 100% correct!
elib - 11/2/2013, 6:25 PM
Great news, the dude is an awesome actor who I could see as a Jedi or a Bounty Hunter.
BANE5000 - 11/2/2013, 6:25 PM
Marvel Studios needs to hire Chiwetel fast as either T'Chaka for Black Panther or Kang the Conqeuror, he'd be perfect for either of those roles
JoeMomma29 - 11/2/2013, 6:25 PM
@ Intruder

No way there are many articles that Watto is based on Greek Orthodox Jews.
TheOneAboveAll - 11/2/2013, 6:27 PM
Let's hope they keep getting really good actors like Chiwetel into this movie. Fingers crossed for the talks with Daniel Day-Lewis to come true!
JoeMomma29 - 11/2/2013, 6:28 PM
Oh yeah do not forget Jar Jar Binks and his species/race!
SuperCat - 11/2/2013, 6:30 PM

BackwardGalaxy - 11/2/2013, 6:31 PM
A great cast couldn't save the prequels, but that doesn't make it a bad thing if they cast this awesome guy. Thumbs up, if true.
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