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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′: Michael B. Jordan and David Oyelowo Looking to Join?

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Lucasfilm seems content with leaving us completely in the dark side when it comes to 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' refraining from announcing any castings. However, they haven't stopped the rumors and reports from leaking out as to which stars are looking to join the franchise. Following a report that 'The Host' star Saoirse Ronan was looking to join the new trilogy, the latest word on the street is that two more major stars are wanting in.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Rumor Patrol: Saoirse Ronan Might Be a Sith and Benedict Cumberbatch is Not Out

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BBC/Open Road Films

Though we're still months away from production, rumors about who's in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' are likely to persist until the movie screens for audiences. The latest round of rumoring is that Saoirse Ronan is up for a role, and that -- contrary to the denials -- Benedict Cumberbatch is very much in the new trilogy.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ — Jonathan Rhys Meyers Denies Rumors, Mark Hamill Starts Training

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Sony/Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm and Disney will soon kick off production on 'Star Wars: Episode 7' for release in 2015. Original players Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fischer (Princess Leia) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) are all, without official announcements, reportedly reprising their roles for the affair, but who are some of the new stars taking on this new trilogy? One person it seems it's not is NBC's new 'Dracula,' Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

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J.J. Abrams Says the ‘Star Trek’ Video Game Was a Huge Disappointment and Hurt the Movie

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Namco Bandai

We, as fans, can admit that the 'Star Trek' video game released this summer, pretty much sucked. Critics were also not kind, with IGN saying "there isn't a scrap of imagination or originality in this whole thing, and it's a flat-out waste of the source material."

In general, video games based on movies are not very good, and while fans and critics may admit that, you traditionally don't ever hear the director of the movie bashing the video game adaptation. But, J.J. Abrams has come out and said he was "emotionally hurt" by how terrible the 'Star Trek' game was and believes that it's quality (or lack thereof) hurt his movie too.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Likely to Feature the Return of the Millennium Falcon

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Lucasfilm/Fox

If we feel a little mixed about 'Star Wars: Episode 7' bringing back Harrison Ford's Han Solo, or Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia, it's only because seeing the passage of time on the actors might be distracting. But the original 'Star Wars' trilogy's ships and technology are ageless, so it's exciting the latest rumor is that the Millennium Falcon will be a part of the new films.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Not in Chewbacca’s Future; Peter Mayhew Recovering From Knee Surgery

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Peter Mayhew, the 7-foot-3-inches-tall actor who famously portrayed Chewbacca in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy and 'Star Wars: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith,' had double knee-replacement surgery on Monday and is currently recovering.

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Find the Hidden R2-D2 Cameo in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

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Lucasfilm

Before he left 'Star Trek Into Darkness' for 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' director J.J. Abrams was already dabbling in the Galactic Empire. Viewers with a keen eye will be able to spot that lovable astrotech droid R2-D2 in the latest 'Star Trek' movie and, if you missed it, we can show you exactly where it is.

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‘Star Wars’ Poll: Is Benedict Cumberbatch Good Casting?

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This past weekend, an unsubstantiated rumor arose from the internet that indicated Benedict Cumberbatch would be seen donning a cape of some kind in 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' While we wait on official confirmation, we can still play along: do you think the 'Sherlock' and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star is a good fit for the 'Star Wars' universe?

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ – Benedict Cumberbatch Rumored to Join Cast

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Paramount

With filming on 'Star Wars: Episode 7' scheduled to begin in just about four months, casting on the new movie is well underway. And, after many rumors and much conjecture, we've got one more rumor to add to the pile. Director J.J. Abrams, who likes to return to work with some of the same actors, has brought a friend from the 'Star Trek' universe with him: Benedict Cumberbatch is rumored to star in 'Star Wars: Episode 7.'

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ – Is This Who Will Play Luke and Han Solo’s Kids?

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Gregg DeGuire, WireImage

With 'Star Wars: Episode 7' scheduled to begin filming in January, you would think that casting needs to get underway quickly so that the lengthy rehearsal/pre-production stage can begin. Well, expect 'Star Wars' casting to heat up over the next few weeks and we have our first real leads as to who is in consideration to star. Enter Rachel Hurd-Wood and Alex Pettyfer.

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