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The “Star Wars Episode 7” casting lineup has been a mystery since the announcement of the anticipated flick. While we are still waiting for Adam Driver to be officially confirmed as one of the main baddies, Variety.com suggests that an additional casting announcement will be made soon. This time round the production is looking at placing the lead role, the following actors are reportedly in the running for the coveted role:

  • Ed Speleers (“Downton Abbey”)
  • John Boyega (“Attack the Block”)
  • Jesse Plemons (“Breaking Bad”)
  • Theater actors Matthew James Thomas
  • Theater actors Ray Fisher
At the Top from left to right: Ed Speleers and John Boyega  Middle: Jesse Plemons and Matthew James Thomas  Bottom: Ray Fisher

At the Top from left to right: Ed Speleers and John Boyega
Middle: Jesse Plemons and Matthew James Thomas
Bottom: Ray Fisher

We have not heard a peep from Disney or J.J. Abrams regarding any possible storylines. Rumors suggest that we should prepare for a younger generation of Jedi taking the fight forward against the Dark Side. Additional rumors also suggest that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher are expected to reprise their roles in the upcoming flick. Adding fuel to the fire, there is a saucy rumor suggesting that Carrie Fisher is set to join the ‘Star Wars Episode 7′ production in London for Six Months.

Filming is set to start later this year in anticipation of completing the flick for a December 18, 2015 release date.

Feel free to check out our “Star Wars Episode 7″ archives for more details.

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Additional source: nerdist.com