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Fassbender and Weaving?

By Robert T. Trate     January 12, 2014
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens arrives on December 18, 2015.
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The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision has tried to make sense of all the new Star Wars rumors. The latest of which include that Michael Fassbender, Girls star Adam Driver, and Hugo Weaving are now being considered for roles. Yet that isn’t all the rumors.  

The other big change that has surfaced, unofficially as no one will confirm or deny anything, is that the Episode VII will now primarily focus on Luke, Han, and Leia. Michael Arndt’s script did not feature the original characters in primary roles. However,rumors indicate that JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan are now going to give the fans one last adventure before focusing on their offspring. Thus Episode VIII and IX would be their film.

Another big rumor, that has been circulating everywhere, is that Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons is up for major role in the film. Could he be the son of Luke Skywalker? What is really interesting is that Hugo Weaving, “according to two sources”, has met for the part of play an Imperial commander. Perfect casting in my honest opinion. 

Though the final rumor, and this might be the craziest of them all, is that Lucasfilm is now looking for an actress to play, potentially, Obi-Wan’s daughter or granddaughter. Perhaps his relationship with Satine Kryze went further that we thought. 

Nothing official, I just wanted to give you Maniacs a chance to sound off about the latest unofficial news. 

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violator14 1/12/2014 8:26:48 AM

 Fassbender and Weaving sounds about right to make it awesome. Idk about jesse plemons though. Doesn't feel right to me. 

And I always figured obi wan was of the gay.....

CalamityJohnson 1/12/2014 10:34:30 AM

Plemons was great in Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad. I could see him in a role as a struggling Jedi apprentice. Agreed, Weaving just screams Imperial Commander. Thrawn even.

ElBaz13 1/12/2014 10:53:06 AM

Well, wasn't Alec Guiness gay?

Not Ewan MacGregor though. If any of you watch the Clone Wars cartoon, Obi wan has an old flame. A Mandolorian senator named Satine. The episodes with her and him are great. Better "acting" than the George Lucas directed stuff.

elrushbo 1/12/2014 11:26:32 AM

 Glad to not hear Cumberbatch. He can't be the villain in EVERY movie! 

mike10 1/12/2014 12:00:55 PM

I agree with ElBaz13, the animated Clone Wars are what the Prequel movies should have been.

Wiseguy 1/12/2014 12:27:59 PM

After Family Guy I was sure Obi was into kids.

Wiseguy 1/12/2014 12:32:20 PM

Having the old folks lead this last film I think may be a good idea before moving on the new generation. Hopefully they won't break a hip. But it should satisfy any nostalgia some may feel for them I think

therockdltj 1/12/2014 2:07:42 PM

 Ian Mckellen has done action movies and he is a lot older.

domino2008 1/12/2014 3:25:56 PM

Yeah , I read on another site that Dude that played Todd on breaking Bad or as He known on the net as the "discount Matt Damon " is up for a major role .

kinetoscope 1/12/2014 4:58:42 PM

 Hugo? Fastbender? Both outstanding. Ben Kenobi offspring? Nooooooooooooooooooooooo



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