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  • Brandon Rhea

    Dominic Monaghan may be best known for playing Merry in The Lord of the Rings and Charlie on Lost, but did you know he's also a massive Star Wars fan? Now it seems like that love of Star Wars could translate into a role in Star Wars Episode VII...or not. Monaghan was recently asked if he would be appearing in Episode VII and said "Well, I can't answer that question. Ask J.J. Abrams. He'll know."

    Is that him saying he's actually not allowed to talk about it, or just having some fun with reporters who are eager for Star Wars scoops? It could go either way. Abrams was the creator of Lost so it wouldn't be a stretch to see Monaghan in the new Star Wars trilogy, but we don't know yet. Check out the video and judge for yourself:


    Would you like to see Dominic Mona…


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  • Brandon Rhea

    Bleeding Cool is reporting that they have obtained casting and character details for Star Wars Episode VII. According to Bleeding Cool, they have "100% confirmed that the following is accurate and that the open casting started today in the UK."

    Before I show you the character details, I want to stress that this should be considered a rumor until it is officially confirmed. It has not been confirmed by Star Wars Fanpedia or any other outlet. We do not know who Bleeding Cool's sources are or how those sources obtained this information.

    Here is the character breakdown from Bleeding Cool:

    Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.
    Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.
    A late twentysomething …
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  • Brandon Rhea

    We're in that awkward phase of a film's pre-production where superfans like us want to know everything but we still basically know next to nothing. So some people decide to take matters into their own hands and make up news rather than report it.

    That's what happened earlier today when a website (that I won't link to, so as to not provide them traffic) claimed that they had an official casting breakdown for Star Wars Episode VII calling for actors to play Jacen and Jaina Solo, the twin children of Han Solo and Princess Leia popularized in many Expanded Universe stories. This casting breakdown said that they were 17 years old, trained by their uncle Luke Skywalker, and that they were two of the greatest Jedi in the galaxy. It also revealed th…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    The Sun in the United Kingdom is reporting that Florence Welch, lead singer of Florence and the Machine, is in line for a major role in Star Wars Episode VII. The singer, whose hits include "Dog Days Are Over" and "Cosmic Love," was said by a supposed insider to have "the exact style we are looking for."

    Though a singer by trade, Welch "has done some acting but it was her singing on stage that initially caught the eye." The source goes on to say that nearly "every actress in Hollywood wants a role in the new movies but we are keen to cast people who are unexpected." To that end, "Florence is being considered for a major part that would turn her into an A-list actress overnight."

    It's not unheard of to cast singers in Hollywood productions, but…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    ' star , who portrayed the character throughout the show's five seasons, has expressed interest in appearing in Star Wars Episode VII. In an interview with IGN, Noble talked about what Star Wars means to him and society, and how he would "love" to do a Star Wars movie.

    This isn't the first time Noble's name has been brought up in regards to Episode VII, which will be directed by Fringe co-creator J.J. Abrams. In his interview, Noble said that he was interviewed by a writer from Empire Magazine, and the writer told him that he had created a list of reasons why Abrams "Was the right person to do Star Wars, and one of the reasons he gave was that [Abrams]'d use John Noble." That started a rumor about Noble appearing in the film, to which IGN said that "…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    The Sunday World is reporting that J.J. Abrams is keen to film Star Wars Episode VII in Ireland. According to the Irish newspaper:

    "Insiders say that Abrams, currently the most successful director in Hollywood, is "extremely keen" to film here, so we might just see some Jedi roaming the streets of Ennis in the near future."

    The World reports that Abrams has already met with Irish film executives "to discuss his plans," and "has even begun to informally scout potential locations." Given that Episode VII will be filmed in London, the paper says, "Abrams is considering shooting some key scenes for the blockbuster here."

    The Irish Film Board also confirmed that they had met with Bad Robot, and that one of the discussion points was the country's tax code,…

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  • Matt Hadick
    The internet is abuzz with a rumor that Irish actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, from the likes of Showtime's The Tudors, the forthcoming The Mortal Instruments, and Bend it Like Beckham, may play a part in Star Wars Episode VII. While the young actor doesn't have too much experience in leading roles, he's nonetheless displayed some real chops over the years, and I think he'd be a welcome addition to the cast. It's worth noting that Rhys-Meyers played a part in JJ Abrams' Mission Impossible III.

    io9 notes that the actor could definitely pass for the spawn of Han and Leia, if they decide to head down that route. That said, there is definitely something a bit dark-side-of-the-force about Rhys-Meyers -- perhaps his character's transition from light to dar…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    Jedi News is hearing a rumor that Star Wars may be headed to the famed in the United Kingdom. According to their report, a source tells them that Disney has signed a "5 year deal there and a new sound stage is in the process of being constructed," suggesting that multiple Star Wars films—Star Wars Episode VII included—could be shot there. The source further said that "a lot of the construction workers were openly calling it the Star Wars stage" and that "security has started to tighten up."

    Jedi News's source heard this from a friend who supposedly works at Pinewood Studios, so it's still currently hearsay and a rumor. However, ' famously shot in the UK so it's not a stretch to believe that Star Wars could return there. We also previously reported …

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  • Brandon Rhea

    The Sun, a tabloid magazine in the United Kingdom, is reporting that part of Star Wars Episode VII will be shot in the and in . According to The Sun's source:

    Location bosses feel Scotland possesses stunning scenery perfect for movie backdrops. They will look great on the big screen and the rock formations will replicate the perception of mountainous planets. It will be the first time Star Wars has ever been shot north of the border.

    The Sun doesn't say who their source is, or how the source would have knowledge of the production, so take this with a grain of salt until we know more. However, as The Sun also pointed out, recent blockbusters like ' and ' have shot scenes in Scotland, so it is possible that a major production like Episode VII could be…

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