It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything solid from the Star Wars
casting front. Recent reports indicate that Disney/Lucasfilm is targeting ‘Breaking Bad’
thesp Jesse Plemons
for a lead role in the Star Wars: Episode VII
Nothing is confirmed yet, but he’s reportedly returning to audition again for director J.J. Abrams
It’s possible that Plemons is being sought to play an offspring of the 62-year-old Mark Hamill
’s Luke Skywalker as there’s been many rumors that have said the new Star Wars
films will pick up with the children of Luke, Han and Leia.
Even if Plemons is not cast in the new Star Wars
film, close to getting the role means Abrams, Lucasfilm and Disney are close to casting the part, which means we should have official information in the coming weeks. Several other actors have been rumored for the role including Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor
and Sullivan Stapleton
, but none of them have been confirmed yet.
The highly-anticipated new installment in the Star Wars
franchise, co-written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan
is due in theaters December 18th, 2015.