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Star Wars Episode 7: Cast and Plot Info Update

    February 25, 2014
    Mike Tuttle
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Skywalkers and Siths and Jedis, oh my!

The latest leaks in the upcoming Star Wars installment have run rampant. Some rumors stand firmer than others. However, recently, Marketsaw posted leaks from his most trusted Star Wars source, mostly about who will be cast.

The following names have been heavily mentioned: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Warwick Davies, with newcomers Gary Oldman and Benedict Cumberbatch.

The source told Marketsaw, “I believe Cumberbatch and Oldman were pursued for the same role, but I don’t know how that will work out with the script changes, but I’m told they are both involved.”

Oldman and Cumberbatch? Now we’re talking! But what roles will they fill?

Since the protagonist side is filled with members of the older cast, some speculate if both actors will play villians. After all, Cumberbatch is coming off of menacing performances in both Star Trek: Into Darkness and The Hobbit Trilogy.

But, either way, Marketsaw reports that the plot has indeed been locked down, though none of this has been officially confirmed by the filmmakers.

“Ultimately it’s about twins,” the source says, “and which will take a path towards darkness and which will follow in their father’s footsteps, or at least that is what it used to be, that may come later as I think changes are being undertaken to bring the original cast into the forefront of the story leading to ramifications that lead up to the next generation of Skywalkers.”

Recently, Tom Hiddleston denied rumors that he is associated with the upcoming film.

“Well, that hasn’t happened yet. It’d be very flattering, of course. I did talk to Ewan about it once,” Hiddleston told Timeout. “When they asked if he wanted to be Obi-Wan Kenobi he said, ‘Are you joking? Of course!’ But his experience didn’t live up to the promise. Besides, I imagine they’re looking for people who don’t have an association elsewhere. The audience need to believe in the character, rather than saying, ‘Oh look, Loki with a lightsaber!'”

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, however, is extremely disappointed about being left out of Episode 7, mainly because of missing an opportunity to work with director JJ Abrams.

“I think JJ Abrams is such a talent and I can’t wait to see what he does,” Portman said. “I am only sorry that my character died, which means I can’t be in them. I saw him somewhere and I said ‘How did this happen?’ I can’t believe I’m not going to be in the new movie.”

In additional news, Den of Geek reports that a full scale Millennium Falcon is being built at Pinewood Studios, as well as lightsaber hilts. The prop shop is on a complete security clampdown. In fact, the model makers are being recruited on up to seven-year contracts (covering three sequels and three spin-offs).

And speaking of the Millennium Falcon, in other exciting news, Harrison Ford could also have two more Indiana Jones features in the works, depending on his contract clause with Star Wars.

Star Wars: Episode 7 will be released in theaters on December 18, 2015.

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  • salty904

    So, if it is about twins, one being good and one evil, set about 40 years after the events of the original trilogy, it sounds like they may be doing Legacy of The Force

    • Swarsfan231

      They better not make Jacen look like some kind of monster

  • bitter trekkie

    Jaina and Jacen Solo, eh?

  • Elikal Ialborcales

    Honestly, NOTHING of this fills me with anticipation.

    I am a Star Wars nerd and fan as much as you can be. And I always wanted a new trilogy set in the future. However, the more rumors I hear, the more doubtful I am.

    First, the plot. I know in the books Luke has three kids, two of them
    twins, one of them becoming a new Sith – it’s all well known, but truth
    be told, I found almost all the books set after the First Trilogy
    ABYSMALLY bad. All goes haywire in the Republic so damn quickly, it
    entirely ruins the value of all the fighting, the sacrifices, the
    suffering. the big happy end of Episode VI Return of the Jedi is
    essentially made meaningless if just a few years later all goes again
    down the drain with the Republic and the Jedi.

    While I support
    the idea to give the original heroes a cameo, I would have preferred not
    their kids being in the center. For some reason I always disliked the
    idea per se, that Luke, Han, Leia all have kids who are again in the
    center of history. It just always felt wrong. Luke was a necessary
    reaction to Anakin/Vader, but with that for me the interest in that
    family was finished. Why should I now care about Luke’s son? Or Han and
    Leia’s son? They are nobodys to me.

    And they seriously hire
    Benedict Cumberbatch? Again? I start to see him somehow in way too many
    roles, and he is in danger to be seriously burned out. I mean, how many
    times can you see him in short time without feeling, ok this is enough?

    I seriously hope Star Wars VII and the new trilogy entirely ignores the
    book canon and writes a new Saga. What can be gained in making a movie
    trilogy, whose story is always known to all readers for years? Not to
    speak how convoluted the book’s stories mostly are. I guess we all gonna
    see. BGut so far JJ Abrams has not been known for very creative movies,
    if I take the last 2 Star Trek as example. They didn’t feel like a good
    representation of what I grew up with seeing as Star Trek, so I am sort
    of skeptical about Star Wars, just the same.