Jesse Plemons Likely Out Of The Running For STAR WARS VII


jesse-plemonsIn just over a month, filming is expected to begin for one of the most anticipated films in recent memory and we still have no idea who is going to star in Star Wars: Episode VII. Director JJ Abrams is notorious for keeping things a secret, but this is a new level, one that even President Obama is jealous of. So far, the only actor we know is pretty much a guarantee, though we still don’t have confirmation, is Adam Driver, who is said to be playing the film’s villain. Other than that, we’ve heard nothing but rumors. Names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman, Lupita Nyong’o, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Monaghan, Ed Speleers and others have been tossed around, but again, no confirmation has ever come down the line.

Another name that has been rumored for some time is Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad alum Jesse Plemons. The actor’s name was first attached to the project back in January and has been one of the few that has kind of stayed towards the top of the list. However, it is quite likely that Plemons may have taken himself out of the running, assuming he is still being courted, as he is in talks to join Black Mass, along side Johnny Depp. That film, just like Star Wars is slated to begin filming in May. He is currently “in talks” for the project, but that usually means that the deal is set or very close to it.

Hopefully, we will get some news on who will be taking part in the latest Star Wars film. It is expected that we’ll see Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher return to their respective roles. Earlier this week we learned that Peter Mayhew may be gearing up to reprise his role as Chewbacca. W don’t know specifics on the plot, but we do know that it will take place 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and will probably center on the kids of Han Solo and Princess Leia. We’ll be sure to update you once more news comes along.

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