Michael Fassbender And More Eyed For STAR WARS EPISODE VII Roles; New Plot Details Revealed

Michael Fassbender And More Eyed For STAR WARS EPISODE VII Roles; New Plot Details Revealed

Michael Fassbender, Hugo Weaving and Adam Driver are all being considered for a role in Star Wars Episode VII, and as well as details on who one of them could be playing, we also have news on which characters the movie will focus on and the introduction of Obi-Wan Kenobi's offspring...


We've waited months for some trustworthy Star Wars Episode VII news, and just 24 hours after it was revealed that Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons is meeting with J.J. Abrams about a role in the new trilogy, The Hollywood Reporter has broken some huge news about the movie. Firstly, Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Adam Driver (Girls) and Hugo Weaving (Captain America: The First Avenger) are all being considered for roles, with two sources claiming that the latter is apparently being lined up to play an Imperial commander.

According to the site, the movie has changed considerably since Michael Arndt was taken off scriptwriting duties. Why? Well, "Arndt is said to have focused on the offspring of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), with the original trilogy heroes taking on supporting roles. Abrams, however, wanted Episode VII to focus on the classic trio of characters, so audiences could have one more chance to enjoy them before a fitting send-off. The new characters, the offspring, will now be in supporting roles, according to these sources, and take center stage in Episode VIII and IX. Some characters have disappeared from the Arndt script and new ones are being drafted."

As a result, the type of actors being sought after for the movie has drastically changed, with even those who auditioned now no longer needed. One of those is Mud's Tye Sheridan, but sources tell the site that such young actors are no longer needed. One role which was initially conceived as a 20-year old male is now being rewritten to be a 40-year old. In a final interesting twist, the site adds: "The latest bit to surface this week is that Abrams and Lucasfilm are now searching for a 20-something female actress who is either of mixed race or black. The rumor is that Obi-Wan Kenobi had a daughter or granddaughter."
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Filed Under "Star Wars" 1/11/2014 Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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