John Boyega Among the Latest Actors Up for Star Wars: Episode VII Lead

Source: Variety 
March 12, 2014


Attack the Block's John Boyega, "Downton Abbey" star Ed Speleers and theater actors Ray Fisher and Matthew James Thomas join the previously-rumored Jesse Plemons ("Breaking Bad") on Variety's list of names up for a lead role in J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII!

Today's news comes on the heels of the all-but-confirmed report late last month that "Girls" star Adam Driver is joining the much-anticipated sequel as the film's central villain.

Scripted by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, Star Wars: Episode VII is rumored to focus on a new generation of heroes and could include appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in older incarnations of their beloved characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. The film is expected to begin shortly and will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.

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Dark Matter + Dark Energy = Black Lead in Star Wars!

Didn't you get the memo?

I'm going to be a Sith lord!

I think the Attack the Block's John Boyega guy would be the best.

Why stop at just Black actors? The Jedi and Sith could use some Hong Kong-style moves, so I say bring in some Chinese actors too!
And as far as Jedi Philosophy being based on Eastern Philosophy anyway, bring in some Indian actors to continue Yoda's teachings.
Not to say Black actors couldnt fulfill these roles, but Im Canadian; I believe in multiculturalism.


A multicultural Star Wars would definitely be great!
Adony Drossos said:

Why stop at just Black actors? The Jedi and Sith could use some Hong Kong-style moves, so I say bring in some Chinese actors too!
And as far as Jedi Philosophy being based on Eastern Philosophy anyway, bring in some Indian actors to Yoda's teachings.
Not to say Black actors couldnt fulfill these roles, but Im Canadian; I believe in multiculturalism.
Divers cast great as long as there's none if that Jar-jar binks crap
'Diverse'
'of'. Sorry.

I look forward to seeing Black actors and actresses in the new Star Wars film. Hopefully they will have significant roles like Samuel Motherlovin Jackson did.

He played great in this movie

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