[Movies] Stars Rumored For Star Wars: Episode VII, Update on Script Changes
Posted by Larry Csonka on 01.11.2014
More news on the film…
According to The Hollywood Reporter, here are the latest rumors on the casting for Star Wars: Episode VII. JJ Abrams has reportedly met with X-Men star Michael Fassbender for an unspecified role. Also, Lord of the Rings and Matrix star Hugo Weaving is said to be in the mix to play the role of, "an Imperial commander."
Abrams is also said to be interested in for an unspecified role for Girls cast member Adam Driver. Finally, Abrams and Lucasfilm are reportedly looking for a 20-something female actress who is either of mixed race or black. The role is rumored to be for Obi-Wan Kenobi's daughter or granddaughter.
There is also a lot going on with the script for the film. Screenwriter Michael Arndt parted ways with the production in the fall, which has led to change in the script. THR notes the following…
"Arndt is said to have focused on the offspring of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), with the original trilogy heroes taking on supporting roles. Abrams, however, wanted Episode VII to focus on the classic trio of characters, so audiences could have one more chance to enjoy them before a fitting send-off. The new characters, the offspring, will now be in supporting roles, according to these sources, and take center stage in Episode VIII and IX. Some characters have disappeared from the Arndt script and new ones are being drafted."