Jonathan Rhys-Meyers linked with Star Wars: Episode VII

5/20/2013 at 5:12AM

Could casting be underway for JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII? And is The Tudors' Jonathan Rhys Meyers signing up?

The hit rate of Latino Review when it comes to sizeable exclusives remains good, even though one or two stories have been fervently denied of late (specifically regarding The Avengers 2). Time will tell if that hit rate remains as good, but anyway, we'd always suggest taking such big rumours (including this one) with a pinch of salt until there's a bit more meat on the bones. But its tentacles still appear to be better than ours.

Its latest report suggests that JJ Abrams is in Star Wars mode now, having safely delivered Star Trek Into Darkness into cinemas. And with that in mind, the first piece of new Star Wars: Episode VII casting information has potentially come to light.

It's widely expected that confirmation of the return of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill to Star Wars isn't far away (weeks rather than months there, we'd suggest). But Latino Review is now reported that Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in line to join the cast, in a thus-far undisclosed role. Rhys Meyers appeared in Abrams' big screen directorial debut, Mission: Impossible III, although he remains best known for The Tudors.

When we get any sign of confirmation of this, we'll let you know. In the meantime, the Latino Review story is here.

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