Star Wars Ep VII Leak Details Characters

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Star Wars Ep VII Leak Details Characters

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Episode VII has begun casting in the UK.

Save for a few small snippets, there isn't much known about Star Wars: Episode VII. We know that it will be a sequel to the original trilogy. We know that J.J. Abrams will direct and Michael Arndt is writing the screenplay. According to George Lucas, we can also expect the central cast of the original trilogy to play a part in the new films. Beyond that those bits and pieces however, Lucasfilm, Disney and Abrams have stayed fairly mum on the project.

Now, however, it's been revealed that casting for the new film has begun in the UK and a list of character breakdowns has been leaked from that process. The cast of Episode VII will purportedly include:

A young man aged between 20 and 25, witty and smart, fit but not classically handsome,

Man in late twenties, also fit, but this one is handsome and confident.

Late teenage girl, independent, good sense of humour, also... physically fit .

Second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and physically fit.

Man in his forties, obviously physically fit, this one is a military type.

A man of around thirty or so, this one is an intellectual type.

Finally, a guy aged around seventy, strong opinions and tough.

Granted, this isn't all that much, but we've definitely learned a few things from this information. For one, "physically fit" seems to be a primary theme, though that was hardly unexpected. Beyond that however the cast actually sounds pretty diverse. In the least, it looks like we'll have a more varied mix of characters than the prequels which were filled to the brim with boring Jedi, CGI characters and the requisite "only woman in the galaxy."

Source: Deadline

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No fatties allowed in Star Wars, eh?

I call discrimination!

So they finally got two females in a star wars movie.

Well, that's an achievement I suppose.

Beyond that this doesn't tell us much though but at least news has started trickling out now.

Zhukov:
No fatties allowed in Star Wars, eh?

I call discrimination!

They tend not to fair well. Remember poor Jek Porkins?

The old guy could be Han Solo. He is tough and has strong opinions.

Shall we begin to slap on stereotypes on these fellas?

"Finally, a guy aged around seventy, strong opinions and tough," is prime grizzled veteran material.

Late teenage girl, independent, good sense of humour, also... physically fit .

I wonder if those ellipses are meant to highlight the repetition of "physically fit" in this casting breakdown... or to emphasize that this first girl should also be packing a couple moons of Endor.

I can't believe I said that.

Also, it's sort of sad that the lead male actors are allowed to be in their mid to late twenties while the females need to be teenaged. The new trilogy obviously presents a potentially long run for whoever they end up casting, so they're clearly doing everything they can to avoid having to eventually film ghastly, elderly women in their late twenties and early thirties. I mean how gross are they, right?

T_T You know once just once I would like a main character outside of a comedy/drama/cartoon to be weighty without his adventure requiring him to become fit/constantly referring to his/her weight,someone I can relate too and say to myself "hey that could be me doing those things".

But what do we get a generic well built strong independent character Number:27637, all the heroes are well built idols and if they want to be edgy they give some over the top traumatic past that will torture him/her but never enough to hurt his/her badassness, never an everyman like me just another impossible goal for me to look up to that makes me want to cut myself -_-.

Any bets on whether the young characters will be the children of Luke & Someone and Han & Leia? There could be some weird kind of space incest going on there though.

They just need to have Chewbacca in there and I'll be happy. No Wookie, no sale.

So, is that Mara Jade Skywalker, Jania Solo, Anakin Solo, and Ben Solo in there?

Yes, because the Original Trilogy had SO MANY female characters, right? Please.

It sounds like the cast will be very similar to the cast of A New Hope.

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"fit" as in attractive? I can get behind attractive space people.

CriticalMiss:
There could be some weird kind of space incest going on

That's the best incest. I am looking forward to the new star wars movies, as must as I jest.

Why is there a ... ?

"Late teenage girl, independent, good sense of humour, also... physically fit."

Was that an innuendo? In a casting call? Well you might just go all out and just say "Oral examination will be a mandatory part of the interview".

Zhukov:
No fatties allowed in Star Wars, eh?

I call discrimination!

You shame the memory of Porkins. He died so we could live!

Interesting list. As expected, this seems to be breaking completely away from the Expanded Universe. I've come to grips that the 100+ novels I've read over the last 20 years will be tossed out the window, but I was wondering if they would keep some of the basic structure of the universe (Han/Leia get married, Jacen and Jaina are their kids...possibly Mara Jade popping up) and it doesn't seem to. This casting doesn't sound like the Solo Twins. The witty independent girl fits Jaina, but there is no Jacen. "Not classically handsome" doesn't seem like a Han/Leia kid, but more of a child/protege of Luke. The other young male casting is too old to really be a twin to the teenage girl. None of the castings would match a Mara Jade character either.

Like I said, I am okay with them throwing out the whole universe, invalidating my childhood reading and starting fresh....but it's going to make the internet whining of those that have read novels and are hung up on them annoyingly loud.

Some of those castings have to be the villain(s). I wonder which one(s)?

leviticusd:

Some of those castings have to be the villain(s). I wonder which one(s)?

I'm not getting my hopes up, but...
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CriticalMiss:
Any bets on whether the young characters will be the children of Luke & Someone and Han & Leia? There could be some weird kind of space incest going on there though.

They just need to have Chewbacca in there and I'll be happy. No Wookie, no sale.

I was thinking that "not classically handsome" and "classically handsome and confident" in the descriptions just screams Luke and Han. Unless they play it that Luke hooked up off camera, Han and Leia must have been awful busy.

"Finally, a guy aged around seventy, strong opinions and tough."

You called?
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Zhukov:
No fatties allowed in Star Wars, eh?

I call discrimination!

Play The Old Republic MMO, seems to be a fair few fat Sith in there. Feeding their unhappiness maybe.

My keen Jedi instincts tell me Shia LeBeouf is going to be the "A young man aged between 20 and 25, witty and smart, fit but not classically handsome" character.

What what, no witty comic relief black best friend?

They can't even do clichés right. :(

Let's hope the military type will be Kyle Katarn. :D

This is practically nothing. Why is this an article?

Also, get over the prequels.

Imre Csete:
Let's hope the military type will be Kyle Katarn. :D

I superly duperly hope that is true!

To all those complaining about character archetypes, stereotypes, and young ages, remember one thing. This casting call could almost fit any one of the original trilogy. What will make the movies good or bad is not what they cast, but what they do with it.

New Trek might be a girl's wet dream with cliche young people, but they were still great movies.

008Zulu:

Zhukov:
No fatties allowed in Star Wars, eh?

I call discrimination!

Play The Old Republic MMO, seems to be a fair few fat Sith in there. Feeding their unhappiness maybe.

My keen Jedi instincts tell me Shia LeBeouf is going to be the "A young man aged between 20 and 25, witty and smart, fit but not classically handsome" character.

There will be many a geek crying out in terror if that's the case. While I don't mind him at all, he doesn't get a lot of love. I don't think this is his kind of movie though... I think after the Transformers and Indiana Jones movies, he's staying away from mainstream film. I kinda respected the guy for wanting to make his money and GTFO of Hollywood early... I can get that mentality.

Also, TOR doesn't really count. The fat people are merely around to be diverse, but in reality it looks silly for fat dude to be badass jedi. No amount of force will help you enough during your first chase scene, unless it's in ships.

FieryTrainwreck:

Late teenage girl, independent, good sense of humour, also... physically fit .

I wonder if those ellipses are meant to highlight the repetition of "physically fit" in this casting breakdown... or to emphasize that this first girl should also be packing a couple moons of Endor.

I can't believe I said that.

That's no moon.

*cackles*

seditary:

FieryTrainwreck:

Late teenage girl, independent, good sense of humour, also... physically fit .

I wonder if those ellipses are meant to highlight the repetition of "physically fit" in this casting breakdown... or to emphasize that this first girl should also be packing a couple moons of Endor.

I can't believe I said that.

That's no moon.

*cackles*

That's not a proton torpedo, either. Heyo!

SpAc3man:
The old guy could be Han Solo. He is tough and has strong opinions.

For what it's worth, Harrison Ford is exactly seventy years old.

So to sum it up, they need:

dude
dude
dudette
dudette
old dude
dude
geezer

Frost27:

CriticalMiss:
Any bets on whether the young characters will be the children of Luke & Someone and Han & Leia? There could be some weird kind of space incest going on there though.

They just need to have Chewbacca in there and I'll be happy. No Wookie, no sale.

I was thinking that "not classically handsome" and "classically handsome and confident" in the descriptions just screams Luke and Han. Unless they play it that Luke hooked up off camera, Han and Leia must have been awful busy.

One of the 'official' Star Wars books I read had Luke with a son and Leia and Han had three kids (two sons and a daughter) who were, by the power of narritivium, all powerful Jedi/Sith/Jedisith. But the book also suggested that Lando was a force user :/

I don't know how they are going to be writing the films since there are already licensed books that take place after the films. Maybe they'll retcon it all and say those aren't canon or something. Hopefully they do because they just made everyone and their pet Jarjar a Jedi.

So, no droids this time around, or do they already have the actors for those parts?

Specualtion is fun! Let us begin.

Young Jedi Knights

Zedd

Jacen

Jaina

Tenal Ka

VERSUS

The Last Command

Captain Pallaeon

Grand Admiral Thrawn

Joruus C'Baoth

Absolutely not canon, but I think it would be funny. And hopefully they'd have Lowbacca, so yes you would get your wookie!

Zhukov:
No fatties allowed in Star Wars, eh?

I call discrimination!

Only the Dark Side are allowed to have fat people, The Dark Side has cookies after all.

More importantly: if this does take place with the main trio's children, than we know the next trilogy will take place 20 years after the original

008Zulu:

My keen Jedi instincts tell me Shia LeBeouf is going to be the "A young man aged between 20 and 25, witty and smart, fit but not classically handsome" character.

Oh please no.
I think it would be best if all the main cast were virtual unknowns, so the audience isn't carrying preconceptions of the actors into the screenings. And if the new films turn out to be worthy successors to the original trilogy then these actors will become associated with their characters like Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill were.

infohippie:

008Zulu:

My keen Jedi instincts tell me Shia LeBeouf is going to be the "A young man aged between 20 and 25, witty and smart, fit but not classically handsome" character.

Oh please no.
I think it would be best if all the main cast were virtual unknowns, so the audience isn't carrying preconceptions of the actors into the screenings. And if the new films turn out to be worthy successors to the original trilogy then these actors will become associated with their characters like Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill were.

That is how the Star Wars movies have been traditionally cast, the young characters are unknowns, the older ones may be known, but they're usually someone with some history of genre acting -- like Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

I wish the 40-something "military type" was Kyle Katarn, but sadly, I doubt that's where they'll go with it. Especially because he kind of defected and went mercenary straight out of the academy, then became a Jedi.

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