[Movies] Saoirse Ronan Up For A Role In Star Wars: Episode VII, Benedict Cumberbatch Still Involved
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.19.2013
Plus news on filming locations...
Latino Review has another batch of rumors for Star Wars: Episode VII, this time claiming that Saoirse Ronan has read for a role. Ronan recently passed on playing Wanda Maximoff (The Scarlet Witch) in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. It's unknown who she is reading for, but there is a rumor that there will be a female villain in the film.
According to the website, the sequel will shoot in Las Cruces, New Mexico, along with Los Angeles. However, 90% will still be done in London when production begins in 2014.
Meanwhile, the website is adamant that Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in the film.
They wrote: "DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE ABOUT BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH NOT BEING IN STAR WARS. HE IS IN THE MOVIE! In fact, he will be in all three Star Wars films! It's all a smoke screen. Folks, remember when Cumberbatch denied being Khan for over a year? Same situation here. At least give us the benefit of the doubt hence why we are bringing this up. Point is, he lied before and he can lie again. Google it. One more time because it is worth repeating, Benedict Cumberbatch will be in the upcoming Star Wars movies. I don't care if he denies it till opening day. We were right before about him playing Khan, and we will be right again on this one. Technically, his part in Episode VII is very small but the role is much bigger in Episode VIII and Episode IX.
The film takes place thirty years after Return of the Jedi. Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) wrote the script. J.J. Abrams will direct. The film will be out in 2015.