'Star Wars' potential actors include Adam Driver, Jesse Plemons (Opinion)

By Rebecca Walezak,

Many believed that Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith would be the end to an epic two trilogies. But when Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, there was a mixture of excitement and fear in the air since the studio announced that a new movie will be coming in 2015. Could Disney offer the same action packed movies as George Lucas did?

The Star Wars franchise has so much opportunity ahead, especially since Disney has proven that it can handle franchises, like the hit Marvel movies. With the right actors, the movies could easily skyrocket at the box office.

Girls actor Adam Driver has been reportedly set to play the villain of Episode VII. Driver definitely has a long list of experience to back up his ability to take on a movie which such high expectations.


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Breaking Bad’s Jesse Plemons is one of just a few rumored to be up for the part of Luke Skywalker’s son, which will reportedly be the lead of the movie. I believe Plemons may be the best choice on the list because he has proven himself to be a very diverse actor, with roles in Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad. Downtown Abbey’s Ed Speleers, however, is also a big name up for the part.


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Saoirse Ronan confirmed in November that she had auditioned for a part in the newest Star Wars film. However, she said she did not get the part. Michael B. Jordan also confirmed that he had auditioned for the movie, no word yet on whether or not he’s in.

Rumor also has it that the three original stars - Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford - have also been approached about returning to the Jedi scene. While there have been no confirmations from the actors, Disney or Lucasfilm, Hamill and Fisher have reportedly been seen hitting the gym a little more frequently.

If the original cast returns, there is no doubt in my mind that the film will be amazing. What could be better than the originals? Either way, even though none of the official announcements have been made, this Star Wars fanatic can tell you that she will be in a tent waiting in line for a midnight screening.

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