STAR WARS EPISODE VII Lead Role Down To Five Contenders

STAR WARS EPISODE VII Lead Role Down To Five Contenders

And then there were five! Star Wars Episode VII director JJ Abrams is reportedly looking at any one of five actors and proving that Disney's 2015 space opera may be more diverse than we thought! Hit the jump to check out who's up!


Star Wars Episode VII director JJ Abrams is reportedly looking at five actors for the lead role in the 2015 blockbuster. They are: Downton Abbey's Ed Speelers, Attack the Block star John Boyega, Jesse Plemons, theater actors Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher. Not much is known about the role right now but it is believed to be the film's main protagonist and a Jedi.

The director is open to a diverse cast, with both David Oyewolo and Michael B. Jordan having done screen tests in early production. Abrams is expected to give the lead role larger actors in support, like Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford.

What do you think? Which of the actors should be the next Jedi to grace the silver screen? Sign off your opinion on the options below!

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