Rumors surrounding Star Wars: Episode VII continue to swirl on the web. The latest comes from the inimitable El Mayimbe from Latino-Review, who believes Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in talks to star in J.J. Abrams’ new take on latest installment of the Star Wars franchise.
Irish actor and model Rhys Meyers who appeared in Abrams’ big screen directorial debut, Mission: Impossible III is more well-known for his lead part in ‘The Tudors,’ which earned multiple awards and four seasons on Showtime (Man of Steel leading man Henry Cavill also stars).
There’s no information of what role Meyers could potentially be playing in Star Wars: Episode VII, now a Walt Disney Studios production. You shouldn’t expect confirmation of this one any time soon.
Star Wars returns to theaters by 2015 and begins filming in early 2014 at the latest. Original-cast trio of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are definitely a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga.
Meyers’ most recent movie role is that of a supporting role in the Glenn Close star vehicle Albert Nobbs, and the lead opposite John Travolta in the critical and box-office misfire From Paris with Love. The actor next stars in NBC’s upcoming ‘Dracula’ show.
Would you like to see him playing the son of either Luke or Han and Leia, or he’s playing the galaxy’s resident new bad guy?