f it’s one trilogy that is in the works that we are all excited to hear more details about it’s the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ trilogy. Today we have a slew of new details about who is lined up for the film and some of what we can expect to see on screen. Some of the names on here we’ve already seen before but what’s interesting is how they work together. So first off let’s go directly to the casting news! Things are sounding like they are coming together for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII‘.
According to the site Market Saw (which has been pretty good at providing some accurate rumors about this film):
“Ian McDiarmid, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Warwick Davies, Benedict Cumberbatch and Gary Oldman. I believe Cumberbatch and Oldman were pursued for the same role, but I don’t know how that will work out with the script changes, but I’m told they are both involved.
Wait, Cumberbatch and Oldman for the same role? Is it going to be the young and old version of the same character? Someone who switches drastically through the films? Perhaps with the script changes they are no longer the same character but both have their own unique voices in the franchise? Either way I’m dying to see these two amazing actors share some big screen space.
As mentioned above there were also some script changes. We already know that Michael Arndt was replaced as a writer for the film, however those aren’t the only pre-productions issues that have cropped up. Even with the script being finished, at this point things have been moving slowly (which probably should be a good thing with how much is at stake with the fans of this beloved franchise!).
“Many Star Wars pre-production issues, an ‘inadequate’ central story which nobody would stamp off on, a problematic initial release date and an ‘indecisive’ director (J.J. Abrams) with the hardest gig in the industry. It’s not going to be a cakewalk, but it will be a product shipping with the majority of its original parts.”
That doesn’t tell us what the plot is about and let’s face it – that’s probably why you are still reading this post. Who doesn’t want to know what the focus of the next ‘Star Wars’ film is going to be? Well, the site continues to report …
“Ultimately it’s about twins, and which will take a path towards darkness and which will follow in their father’s footsteps, or at least that is what it used to be, that may come later as I think changes are being undertaken to bring the original cast into the forefront of the story leading to ramifications that lead up to the next generation of Skywalkers.”
So it looks like we’re going to get two Force filled siblings who don’t see eye to eye on how the Force should be used. We’ll most likely see a slow lead into this premise with the first movie still having a strong focus on the original cast as this project is being written as a trilogy. I figure as long as they don’t let Lucas bang his way back into things and throw in some aliens focused directly on the kids out there, they won’t find a way to ruin it. That’s my hope at least.
So with the latest casting and plot details are you excited about what we should be seeing on the big screen? Share your thoughts below!