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RUMOR: Saoirse Ronan up for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII? Benedict Cumberbatch all but confirmed?

September 19th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr 1 Comment

We’ve got some more Star Wars: Episode VII casting rumors for you to check out. According to Latino-Review and independently verified by the sources of Bleeding Cool.

According to both sites Saorise Ronan (The Host) went in and auditioned for one of the lead female roles in the movie. There’s no confirmation of what role she read for, but it was also revealed that there will be a female villain in the story as well. So she could have auditioned for either that role or the role of Han Solo’s daughter.

Then there’s the whole Benedict Cumberbatch rumor that refuses to die. As expected, the studio and reps have been denying the story as they have to, but Latino-Review is very confident that the actor has already been cast in the next three films:

“DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE ABOUT BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH NOT BEING IN STAR WARS. HE IS IN THE MOVIE! In fact, he will be in all three Star Wars films! It’s all a smoke screen. Folks, remember when Cumberbatch denied being Khan for over a year? Same situation here. At least give us the benefit of the doubt hence why we are bringing this up. Point is, he lied before and he can lie again. Google it. One more time because it is worth repeating, Benedict Cumberbatch will be in the upcoming Star Wars movies. I don’t care if he denies it till opening day. We were right before about him playing Khan, and we will be right again on this one. Technically, his part in Episode VII is very small but the role is much bigger in Episode VIII and Episode IX.”

They sound pretty confident to me.

They also have a bit of shooting location news. It was reported that part of the film would be shot in New Mexico, and they reveal that the exact location will be Las Cruces, The City of Crosses. They surmise that it will be for Tatooine or possibly Korriban, but that’s just conjecture on their part.

So what do you think?

Star Wars: Episode: VII, scheduled for a 2015 release will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Michael Arndt.

Star Wars: Episode: VII, scheduled for a 2015 release will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Michael Arndt. – See more at: http://www.followingthenerd.com/ftn_news/rumor-is-benedict-cumberbatch-joining-star-wars-episode-vii/#sthash.0YpQPsQr.dpuf
Star Wars: Episode: VII, scheduled for a 2015 release will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Michael Arndt. – See more at: http://www.followingthenerd.com/ftn_news/rumor-is-benedict-cumberbatch-joining-star-wars-episode-vii/#sthash.0YpQPsQr.dpuf

Star Wars: Episode: VII, scheduled for a 2015 release will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Michael Arndt. – See more at: http://www.followingthenerd.com/ftn_news/rumor-is-the-upcoming-title-of-star-wars-episode-vii-a-new-dawn/#sthash.vnKrSWtT.dpuf
Star Wars: Episode: VII, scheduled for a 2015 release will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Michael Arndt. – See more at: http://www.followingthenerd.com/ftn_news/rumor-is-the-upcoming-title-of-star-wars-episode-vii-a-new-dawn/#sthash.vnKrSWtT.dpuf

Source: Latino-Review

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One Response

  1. Robert Rivera says:

    Again: Latino Review has a horrible track record, so I’m not trusting anything they’re saying. However, I could totally see Las Cruces being Korriban. I kinda hope they don’t go back to Tatooine, though, because I’ve seen that planet in like, 5 damn movies now, hahaha

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