As we all know Star Wars: Episode VII is currently filming in London,even though they are in production they are still adding cast members. Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o has joined the cast. Rumors have been speculating for months that she was in talks to join the cast, well I guess they are true.
They have also casted Gwendoline Christie who plays Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones. Christie is also set to appear in Mockingjay Part 2, which is due out next year.
“I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”
Since we know that the extended universe it not going to play a part in these films and if it does it will be very limited has Lucasfilms not released anything about the characters these talented ladies will be playing. Since I happen to watch Game of Thrones, I would put money on Christie playing a Jedi.
We will of course keep you posted on anymore Star Wars news. The new movie is expected out December 18th, 2015.
The current Star Wars rumor that is going around is that we will be seeing Tatoonie in Episode VII. Tatoonie is the desert planet that is home to both Anakin and Luke Skywalker. This will not shock some fans while it might leave others confused. Even though the movie is will be based on the Skywalker/Solo family, Luke Skywalker pretty much never goes back to Tatoonie. As of the Yuuzhan Vong war and the Legacy of the Force series Luke had never been back to Tatoonie. Those two-story lines seem the most plausible for them to be using. It has also be said that Lucas wrote the last three movies already but there has been talks of them taking from what has been written in the extended universe. I guess we will have to see.
As of now it seems that Tatoonie will be filmed in a “Morocco-like environment,” Tatoonie had originally been filmed in Tunisia. The Tunisian government it trying to gain the funds to restore the original sets so there is a chance that the movie could go back to where is originally started.
Another Star Wars casting rumor is going around, Maisie Richardson -Sellers is apparently in talks to play a major Jedi role as possibly a descendent of Ben Kenobi.
Maisie is a rather unknown she has only done a few stage plays. George Lucas used with pretty much unknown actors and it worked out well for him. It would not be shocking for J.J. Abrams to go much of the same route.
I guess we will see what happens with this movie, but we promise to keep you up to date about it.
Casting continues for Star Wars episode VII, right now five actors are in consideration for a major Jedi role. Ed Speleers, Matthew James Thomas, Jesse Plemons, John Boyega, Ray Fisher.
No word yet on who this major Jedi character is, we do not know if he will be one of the Skywalker/Solo kids. I am going to go on a limb and say it’s probably not a Solo, just because of the diverse nature of the cast. Let’s be far we know what both Solo parents look like. Unless they were lucky enough to adopt a force sensitive baby, I’m thinking he is not going to be a Solo kid. He could be Ben Skywalker who is Luke Skywalker’s son, while in the extended universe Mara is Caucasian, they could change that for the movie.
We will keep our ear out for more information about the casting and characters. I will say this they are doing their best to keep a tight lid on who the actual characters are. While they said they were going to take some of the characters from the extended universe, they could be creating some new ones as well. I guess we are just going to wait and see.