Star Wars: Episode VII casting rumour latest

News Simon Brew 18 Feb 2014 - 06:41
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A new behind the scenes image, and two casting rumours for Star Wars: Episode VII...

Expected to start shoot in May is JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, which has been the subject of no shortage of internet rumours over the past few months. Of late, most of those rumours have centred on the casting for the film, and we've got a few bits and bobs for you here.

Firstly, a good source has told us that auditions are ongoing for key roles in the new film, and that more are taking place in the UK at the end of this month. Furthermore, we understand that one of the roles available is Princess Leia - or at least that's what one or two of those auditioning are being told.

Carrie Fisher is pretty certain to reprise the role of Leia in Star Wars: Episode VII, so it may be that a younger version of the character is being cast for a flashback sequence, or perhaps as a daughter of Han and Leia. Obviously, we're speculating there, and it may just be that what those auditioning are being told is a smokescreen of sort. We'll find out in due course.

Furthermore, over at Ain't It Cool, it's being reported that Jack Traynor, next to be seen in Transformers: Age Of Extinction (and recently seen in Delivery Man) has been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII. The specifics of that role are not yet known.

Finally, LucasFilm updated its website over the past few days, and as such has posted a new image of the behind the scenes preparation for the movie. In the foreground of the image? People having a meeting. In the background? That certainly looks like some design work for things that might just feature in the film.

Star Wars: Episode VII is set for release in December 2015.

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You have to wonder what the bloke in maroon jumper is thinking about..? Hmmm... do Wookies have nipples..?

Looks like Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll on the far right.

Well, so far the Internet has come up with this. Let's hope that no one with photoshop hears your suggestion...

It's actually Jack Reynor* not Jack Traynor.

Left hand concept pic looks like the falcon flying over a planet.

"Should the whole of this movie really be about Jar Jar?"

Anyone else getting sick of the rumors? Give us some facts!!!!

No thank you Star Wars. Yes please Guardians of the Galaxy.

To be honest I'm bored of the whole Star Wars thing. Disney should just bin it. I used to be a fan. But now I can't stand it. Ruined.

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