First, we brought you the news that Emperor Palpatine was returning as a Force Ghost or Force Ghost equivalent. Then, we told you that Ewan McGregor was back as the spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Some fans felt that news was a given and wasn’t really news. Now I’ve got something that will blow your socks off:
I know who went in for an audition to play the daughter of Princess Leia (and presumably Han Solo)…And got it confirmed via representation and other solid sources:
Our sources told us that she went in for a read and, so far, was the only one that went in for the part. However, there will be other girls going for a read, meaning SHE DOESN’T HAVE THE ROLE YET!! We want to be very clear on that before it gets blown out of context.
Hurd-Wood is an English actress and model who isis known for her role as Wendy Darling in the 2003 film Peter Pan.
That’s not the only thing I found out! I’ve now heard from a number of people that another actor is going for a meeting to possibly star in the film:
Pettyfer starred in the 2012 movie Magic Mike, and played a supporting role Lee Daniels film The Butler.
As for what Pettyfer is going in for? Your guess is as good as mine, but I would say he’s going in for Skywalker’s son now that Gosling has declined.
Episode VII takes place thirty years after Return of the Jedi. Episode VI: Return of the Jedi represented the end of the Star Wars series on film but the story for Episode VII will be original and written by Michael Arndt, whose writing credits include Toy Story 3 and the upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Things are going to start heating up in the next month and announcements will probably start around October.
One last note, I’m hearing there is a major casting news (not what I reported above) dropping very soon via Lucasfilm. It could even be officially announced today… but I promised that I wouldn’t say a word on it.
So what do you think? Let us know below.
Episode VII is expected to hit theaters in 2015.