Star Wars Episode VII is one of the most talked about productions this year, and for good reason. The idea of a sequel to one of the most popular sci-fi movie franchises out there is exciting, but it’s a shame that there hasn’t been any confirmed news on the casting front. All there’s been is more open casting, but barely any souls have been confirmed to be in the film.
There’s a couple more roles that have recently opened up, leaving us to wonder how these folks fit into this massive universe. We know that they’re doing script tweaks at the moment, so maybe this new bit of casting has something to do with it. Either way, I wish I was 17-18 years old so I can try out for one of these two roles.
Director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy are casting the net far and wide, meeting actors in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. The duo is looking in particular for a tough-cookie girl in the 17- to 18-year-old range and a charismatic, funny guy from 19 to 23. “We don’t want to leave any stone unturned,” U.K. casting agent Kate Bone told the BBC. With the movie now being rewritten by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, sources say producers also are looking to fill a new role: a 40-something military man a la Matt Damon in Elysium.
The large search for the right actors continues on, but I hope it concludes sometime soon. We do need J.J. Abrams and company to actually film Star Wars Episode VII rather than continually talk about it, concocting suspicions in our heads about who would be part of our dream cast for the sequel.
Which actors do you think would be best suited for the roles listed above?