Everything You Need To Know About Star Wars Episode VII
7 Of 8 Many Actors Are interested To Be In The Movie
The identities of the new heroes is far more muddled. In March 2014, Disney announced that the film will star "a trio of young new leads." Who could they be? According to a wide variety of reports, J.J. Abrams has met with almost every young talent you can think of for the roles, including Saoirse Ronan, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong'o. (When asked to confirm if she had auditioned, Ronan said yes, but "so did everyone.")
In March 2014, Variety reported that five young actors were vying for the lead role: Jesse Plemons, Ed Speelers, John Boyega, Matthew James Thomas, and Ray Fisher. Ultimately, we won't know for sure until Disney makes an announcement — and while that will probably be soon, it hasn't happened yet. In their most recent statement, the company said it had "no further details on casting or plot" to make.
8 Of 8 Huge plans For The Franchise
2015 may sound far, far away to Star Wars fans, but we'll soon be be up to our necks in Star Warsfilms. In an April 2013 interview at CinemaCon, Kathleen Kennedy revealed that the studio hopes Abrams will return to direct Episodes VIII and IX, completing yet another trilogy in the franchise. And looking beyond the main series, Disney has even bigger plans for the franchise; the company is also developing a series of stand-alone films, which means that starting in 2015, at least one new movie set in the Star Wars universe will be released every year until 2020.