Up until now there hasn’t been much on the rumor front other than one or two cast speculations outside of the 3 main (human) stars, some fake trailers and celebs saying “they’d love to play a role in the new Star Wars”.
I’d love to play in Star Wars too as would half the world so it’s hardly newsworthy.
It’s not really a surprise that they would be asking the original cast members back either, so other than that we haven’t been given much because well, it’s still too early.
But now that Star Trek Into Darkness is out, J.J. Abrams has made his press rounds (with most interviews seeming to focus more on more Wars than Trek) so it would seem it’s time for production to get down to business. They’ve already been scouting locations, and info like that is a nice tidbit but what fans really want to know is what the hell is it about?
Well thanks to SchmoesKnow.com we may finally “know” a little something ourselves. Now according to an article by Joe Ruggirello, he spoke to a “reliable source” that has allegedly seen the casting breakdown that is about to be sent out by J.J. Abrams himself.
Now even Joe admits…
“This could all be bulls***. Or it could be true today but they could change their minds tomorrow. So take all of this with a grain of salt.”
… so this is all still speculation, but they seem pretty excited by this so we thought we’d share it with the crew. This is a direct cut & paste that they’ve obtained from the breakdown about two of the main characters and possibly a third.
Storyline: Two 17 year old twins, a girl and a boy, are trained by their uncle Luke to be the greatest Jedis in the galaxy. Problems arise when the male twin turns to the dark side.
Jaina Solo – Female, 17 years old, lead. – Jacen’s twin sister, one of the greatest Jedis in the galaxy, trained by her uncle Luke Skywalker
Jacen Solo – Male, 17 years old, lead – Jaina’s twin brother, one of the greatest Jedis in the world. A loner who is constantly struggling with the idea of what’s right and what’s wrong. Starts to turn to the dark side. Full of conviction that what he is doing is the “right thing”. Will eventually become Darth Caedus.
*EDIT* One of our crew mates Tim Harris has pointed out the error in “Jedis” – Jedi is the proper plural form. Abrams being “the fan” should know that. Possible evidence against the leak’s authenticity?
The spoilers don’t end there, apparently the story synopsis says that they are trained by Luke Skywalker, which would tie in to the equally not so safe guarded “rumors” that the original cast will return.
Now this news has gotten a lot of people riled up (and rightfully so) and of course there are lot of things that could be said about such rumors early on, but the current internet age isn’t exactly known for being able to keep secrets. Still, if you have doubts and would like to hear more directly from the spoilers themselves, here is a video they released addressing the reaction they got after the news broke.
STAR WARS EPISODE VII CASTING RUMOR:
JAINA & JACEN SOLO WILL BE MAIN CHARACTERS
So what say you Cantina Crew?
This is pretty big news if it does turn out to be true. Sound off in the discussion below!