Adam Driver missed out on the role of Lex Luthor in 'Batman vs. Superman' because of a scheduling conflict. What kind of conflict could keep someone from starring in one of the biggest movies of the year? THE biggest movie of the year. Variety is reporting that Driver is in final talks to star as the villain in 'Star Wars: Episode 7.'
Star Wars: Episode 7
'Star Wars: Episode 7' is scheduled to begin filming in May (just about two-and-a-half months from now), so you'd think casting announcements are imminent. So far, we've heard precious little information about who will actually be starring in the new 'Star Wars' films (aside from Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and others from the original trilogy), but is that about to change? The latest rumor has it that the star of one of this year's biggest movies - 'Transformers 4' - will be the star of one of next year's biggest movies, 'Star Wars: Episode 7'.
In addition to an Oscar-nominated career, Gary Oldman has also had an impressive run in movie franchises of late. From 'Harry Potter' to 'The Dark Knight' to 'Planet of the Apes,' Oldman is turning into the new Samuel L. Jackson. The only thing he's missing is a role in the biggest franchise in the world: 'Star Wars'. But, it turns out he might not be missing that for very long.
Finally, after months of development, J.J. Abrams has confirmed that he's ready to move on to the next stage: this weekend at the Television Critics Association, the director confirmed that the script has been completed for 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' and that the production is now in "deep prep" on the upcoming film, which is scheduled for a December, 2015 release. Well that's a relief.
While 'Star Wars: Episode 7' has been gearing up for production, plenty of names have been rumored to have taken meetings with J.J. Abrams for roles in the upcoming trilogy. Now comes word of three actors whom Abrams has been eyeing for a possible leading role: Michael Fassbender, Hugo Weaving, and 'Girls' star Adam Driver. And we've also got some details on Abrams' reworked script, which is said to focus more heavily on Luke, Leia, and Han.
It's been a while since we've heard any rumblings about 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' likely because the film went/is still going through a page one rewrite, but if the film is going to make its December 18, 2015 release date, we're going to start hearing about who's getting cast shortly. The latest word is that 'Breaking Bad' star Jesse Plemons is being courted for a role.
Although they're still searching for their cast and the script is being reworked, we can report a bit of wonderfully optimistic news: some serious work has reportedly begun on J.J. Abrams' 'Star Wars: Episode 7' -- namely, a very important spacecraft has already been put together. If what we've learned is true, the Millennium Falcon has been built and is ready for take off!
Just last week, Disney announced an open casting call for 'Star Wars Episode 7,' looking for teenagers in major cities across the country to join the cast of J.J. Abrams' upcoming film. And now we're getting a little more of an idea about what they're looking for with this casting tidbit that says the production is looking to fill the shoes of a military officer role -- but it's 'Star Wars,' so shouldn't there be several of those?
Michael B. Jordan put the whole 'Star Wars: Episode 7' casting rumor mill perfectly, saying something to the effect of, "Yes, I've auditioned, but who hasn't?" So many names have been said to have auditioned for the new characters in the next installment, and to give you an idea of what the process is like for them, we've got a peek at their material.
Can't wait for 'Star Wars: Episode 7' to hit the big screen in December, 2015? Turns out you won't have to.
In addition to Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and all the DC Comics superheroes, 'Star Wars' characters will be making an appearance in 'The Lego Movie' next February. We didn't think it was possible to get more excited for this movie.