More Star Wars Casting Rumors Surface
Last night we learned that Disney will be using the previously announced stand-alone Star Wars films to tell the back ground stories of previously used characters, such as Boba Fett, Master Yoda and, of course, Han Solo. Essentially creating a series of prequels for the Star Wars universe. Exciting, right? One of the biggest obstacles for these prequels, especially the Han Solo project, will be casting. Harrison Ford, who is rumored to be returning to the Han Solo character, exploded on to the big screen with the character and hasn’t looked back since. In order for his solo film to be taken seriously and to be a success, whoever they cast had better be damn near perfect.
The fine folks over at BleedingCool have it on good authority that the casting process for the Han Solo stand-alone project is possibly under way, with a call going out to cast a younger version of the character. It sounds as if this process may have started several months ago and is likely happening in concurrence with the casting of JJ Abrams’ Episode VII.
A basic description of the character – about as useful as “Han Solo, but young” – was created, agencies listed the role as a situation vacant and actors started to get in line. I don’t know if anybody has read for the role yet, but if they have, it was under an even heavier veil of secrecy than the saga casting is hiding. My best guess is that the filmmakers are very, very early in the process and just rounding up some candidates for now.
Needless to say, we’re probably a ways out before we hear some solid news in regards to this casting, but whoever takes the role on has some seriously big shoes to fill and massive expectations to live up to. If this casting is indeed happening, it’s a pretty safe bet that the Han Solo film will be hitting theaters in 2016, with the Yoda film hitting in 2018 and the solo Boba Fett film in 2020, as has been previously rumored.
There’s also been this undying rumor that Kick-Ass 2 star Chloe Moretz has been cast in the Abrams-directed sequel. The past several months, the young- and talented- actress has been dropping hints left and right and neither confirming nor denying the rumors. Of course, the interwebs has been eating it up. Recently, the actress has been taking to her Twitter account talking about her experiences in watching the famed Star Wars series dropping little things like “Already on ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.’ Today was productive.” and “Darth Maul is terrifying.”
This news is far from confirmation, but it does seem a bit odd that she’d be watching all of the films in sequence, but if you combine this information with her previous states of “Yeah, I mean I can’t really speak about it. It’s exciting and it would be a very cool thing to be a part of and I think JJ’s brilliant but we’ll see.” and “I’d kill to be a part of that franchise, but I don’t know. JJ, I’ll give you my phone number. You can text me,” the actress seems pretty determined to be part of the project.
It should be noted that absolutely none of this has been confirmed by Disney or any other group or persons, so it’s all just speculation at this point. JJ Abrams is notoriously secretive regarding his projects and this one will be the same way, except a lot more. So until we either get a yay or nay from Disney, JJ Abrams or other folks associated with the films, take everything you read with a grain of salt.
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