Actors who have been rumoured to either have been cast or gone for auditions for Star Wars Episode 7. These are not actors who I necessarily personally think would be suitable though, and I state my reasons where applicable.
It will be very interesting to see who makes it to the final cut from this extensive list of talent.
Latest update: There has certainly been a huge selection
of actors rumoured for roles, and this doesn't even include
those who attended the open auditions across the globe.
English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was educated...
“ I wasn't so sure at first, especially being in Star Trek, but I saw an artist impression of him as an Imperial Officer and looked like he fitted the part perfectly. I'd like to see him pull off a serious part as Jim Carrey did in Number 23. ” - ant-kay
Crystal will soon star alongside Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, and Kaya Scodelario in The King's Daughter, directed by Sean McNamara. Crystal graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2014. Her credits whilst at RCS include The Beaux Strategem, Macbeth, The Cherry Orchard and They Shoot Horses...
Gwendoline Christie was born in Worthing, West Sussex, England and trained in dance and gymnastics as a child. She graduated from Drama Centre London with a First Class BA (Hons) in 2005 and her first job was with Declan Donellan in 'Great Expectations' at the Royal Shakespeare Company that autumn. She then went on to work in regional theatre...
“ Latest cast member ” - ant-kay
Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born March 1, 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o. Her father, a senator, was then a visiting lecturer in political science. She was raised in Kenya. At age 16, her parents sent her back to Mexico for seven months to learn Spanish...
“ There's still no news on exactly what part she's playing yet,
but now definitely confirmed as a cast member. ” - ant-kay
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus...
“ Back as Han Solo – father to Jacen, Jaina and Anakin Solo.
Apparently still undecided according to the news. ” - ant-kay
Peter Mayhew was born on May 19, 1944 in Barnes, London, England. Now residing in Texas, this former resident of Yorkshire, England, was working as a hospital attendant at the King's College Hospital in London when film producer Charles H. Schneer saw his photo, literally standing above the crowd around him...
“ The original Chewie will return!
Han without Chewie would be like smoke without fire. ” - ant-kay
“ Back as Leia – mother to Jacen, Jaina and Anakin Solo. ” - ant-kay
Mark Richard Hamill was born in Oakland, California, to Virginia Suzanne (Johnson) and William Thomas Hamill, a captain in the United States Navy. He grew up in California, Virginia, New York and Japan. He majored in drama at Los Angeles City College and made his acting debut on The Bill Cosby Show
“ Back as Luke, now possibly head of the newly reformed Jedi Council, married to Mara Jade, together with their son, Ben Skywalker.
Now confirmed. ” - ant-kay
Adam Douglas Driver was born in San Diego, California. His mother, Nancy (Needham) Wright, is a paralegal from Mishawaka, Indiana, and his father, Joe Douglas Driver, who has deep roots in the American South, is from Little Rock, Arkansas. His stepfather is a Baptist minister. His ancestry includes English...
“ Personally, I don't know much about him, but he definitely has a look of the Darkside about him, so perhaps destined to be a dark Lord? ...
He could possibly be Jacen Solo who becomes Darth Cadeus, apprentice to another Dark Lord who follows in the footsteps
of Palpatine / Sidious. ” - ant-kay
Oscar Isaac was born Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada in Guatemala, to a Guatemalan mother, Maria, and a Cuban father, Oscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano, a pulmonologist. His maternal grandfather was of French origin. Oscar was raised in Miami, Florida. Before he became an actor, he played lead guitar and sang vocals in his band the Blinking Underdogs. He graduated from the Juilliard School in 2005...
“ He could be playing Jacen, Anakin Solo, or a military figure ” - ant-kay
“ My bet is she is going to play Jaina Solo ” - ant-kay
“ My bet is he will play Ben Skywalker ” - ant-kay
“ A contender for the lead role.
My bet is he will be Lando's son / nephew ” - ant-kay
Andrew Clement G. Serkis was born April 20, 1964, in Ruislip Manor, West London, England. He has three sisters and a brother. His father, Clement Serkis, an ethnic Armenian whose original family surname was "Serkissian", was a Medical Doctor working abroad, in Iraq; the Serkis family spent a lot of time traveling around the Middle East...
“ A brilliant selection - I'm sure he will prove incredibly popular with the fans as he's such a nice guy... Hopefully not playing a CGI Jar Jar!! ” - ant-kay
Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow
was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ancestry...
“ My bet is he will be a Darth like Sidious ” - ant-kay
“ C3-PO (it goes without saying!) - he had to be included as he's been in all of the others. ” - ant-kay
“ Yup, it's been confirmed - he is back as R2 ” - ant-kay
Colin Baker was born in 1943 in the Royal Waterloo Lying-In Hospital in London during an air raid. He spent his earliest years in London with his mother, while his father served in the armed forces. He narrowly avoided an early death during the wartime blitz when a piece of flying shrapnel just missed him...
“ To return as Lando ” - ant-kay
Jeremy Bulloch was born on February 16, 1945 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England. He is one of six children and even at the young age of five was on stage in his school show enjoying acting and singing. After failing a school exam at the age of eleven, Jeremy seemed destined for the acting profession and was soon attending Corona Academy Drama School...
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham
and Timothy Carlton
(Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold Cumberbatch CMG...
“ Rumoured to be cast as the villain but this has been strongly denied. ” - ant-kay
Gary Oldman is a talented British born movie actor who played Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy, Drexl in True Romance, and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He starred in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the remake of RoboCop. He is also an English filmmaker, musician and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style...
“ A very good actor, but sorry, not my choice as the main villain, but I think he could play a very good corrupt senator like Palpatine. ” - ant-kay
Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. His parents ran a restaurant (his father is a chef)...
“ I think he could play another great Android/Humanoid, as he did so in Prometheus.
LATEST UPDATE: Back in the frame again ” - ant-kay
Chiwetelu Umeadi Ejiofor was born on July 10, 1977 in Forest Gate, London, England, to Nigerian parents, Obiajulu (Okaford), a pharmacist, and Arinze Ejiofor, a doctor. Chiwetel attended Dulwich College in South-East London. By the age of 13 he was appearing in numerous school and National Youth Theatre productions and subsequently attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts...
“ Sorry, but I've never been a great fan of Chiwetel. Personally I'd prefer
David Oyelowo (Red Tails) who was rumoured to have already had
Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. (Red Tails), Adrian Lester, Denzel Washington would be even better choices in my mind for Star Wars. ” - ant-kay
Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson
. He was raised in Crieff. At age 16, he left Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents encouraged him to leave school and pursue his acting goals rather than be unhappy...
“ He would make a nice link from the first trilogy to the last, but I would personally prefer to see the likes of Liam Neeson and Ray Park.
LATEST UPDATE: Ewan is still making himself very vocal about wanting to reprise his role as Obi-Wan. Most likely bet is as a "force ghost" ” - ant-kay
Judi Dench was born in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre...
“ Possibly playing Mon Mothma. I really rate Judi Dench, but I'm not quite sure why Caroline Blakiston wouldn't be playing her again though. ” - ant-kay
Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the Weaving family spent most of their time traveling between Nigeria...
“ Hugo would make a great choice as an Imperial Commander if rumours are right, even putting his close association with LOTR & Matrix aside. He's a fine actor, and would do great justice to a new Star Wars saga. ” - ant-kay
Raymond Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved with his parents, younger brother and sister to London, England. He was raised in London from the age of seven. His father introduced him into Martial Arts from a young age. Ray always wanted to be in the movies, or be like the heroes in movies but he was most inspired by martial arts...
“ Yes please!! ... and he says he's well up for any role on offer... ” - ant-kay
Ian McDiarmid was born on August 11, 1944 in Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland. He studied for a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, but eventually found that his calling was in theatre. He went to the Royal Academy in Glasgow, where he received the prestigious gold medal for his work...
“ It would be great to see him back, even as the spirit of Palpatine. One of my favourite characters in the Star Wars Universe. A good link.
UPDATE: Most unlikely now he will make a return with Max Von Sydow is on board. ” - ant-kay
“ The latest "Breaking Bad" star to be rumoured for a role.
He has apparently being asked to attend a second audition.
I thought he was a near dead cert, but now looks unlikely.
Still, there are probably many more roles to be filled. ” - ant-kay
Dominic Monaghan is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of "Lord of the Rings". Before that, he became known in England for his role in the British television drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
. Monaghan was born in Berlin, West Germany, to British parents Maureen, a nurse, and Austin Monaghan, a science teacher...
“ A good actor, but again maybe too closely associated with LOTR? No surprise really due to his connection with LOST. ” - ant-kay
Dane DeHaan has made a formidable impression on film and television audiences and is one of the industry's most sought after actors of his generation. Dane is shooting Gore Verbinski's A Cure for Wellness and will soon begin production starring in Luc Besson's Valerian. DeHaan has recently finished shooting the indie...
“ A possible choice for Darth Cadeus. He has a darkside look about him. I think he would be an excellent choice. ” - ant-kay
Thomas William Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London, to English-born Diana Patricia (Servaes) and Scottish-born James Norman Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager, and his father, a scientist, was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. He started off at the preparatory school...
“ Now that James Spader is taking over the villain
in Avengers 2, Tom is now free for Star Wars.
Latest rumours say he could be interested... YES, PLEASE!!
He's every part the Sith villain. Given his credentials to date
I'm sure that die hard SW fans would be more than happy.
I think he would be perfect. ” - ant-kay
“ Contender for the lead Jedi role ” - ant-kay
Anthony Ingruber had an international upbringing, living in The Philippines, Canada, Australia, Cyprus, New Zealand and The Netherlands. He developed his talents by studying film acting at the Wellington Performing Arts Centre and worked briefly at 'Weta Workshop [nz]', where he was given the chance to do production work on the Academy Award-winning film, Avatar (2009)...
“ Another unlikely contender. ” - ant-kay
“ Contender for the lead Jedi role ” - ant-kay
Drew, born and raised in Toronto caught the acting bug in his senior year of high school. He made his start in theatre and indie film and has trained with numerous coaches throughout North America. He's best known for Guillermo del Toro's FX series, The Strain and Greg Daniel's TBS comedy series, People Of Earth...
“ An unlikely contender. ” - ant-kay
Zachary David Alexander Efron was born October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California. He is the son of Starla Baskett, a former secretary, and David Efron, an electrical engineer. He has a younger brother, Dylan. His surname, "Efron", is a Biblical place name, and comes from Zac's Polish Jewish paternal grandfather...
“ Are they serious?! ... a surprise choice for Star Wars auditions, but let's give him the benefit of the doubt. I personally didn't like the direction the auditions were apparently turning for only "beautiful people", but he may end up fitting the part as Anakin Solo... We shall see...
Surely now unlikely due to the drug abuse/rehab rumours as stated in the press.
LATEST UPDATE: Back on the cards again, but not my choice. The true SW fans don't want the next movie turning into a film full off pretty boys. Again, I could be proved wrong, but I'm sure he's a kind of PR decoy, as I'm sure that they've already selected and decided upon the real actors already for the film. ” - ant-kay
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keefe on July 27, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland, to Mary Geraldine (Meyers) and John O'Keeffe, a musician. He and his family moved to County Cork, Ireland, when the actor was nearly a year old, and then, at the age of 3, his father left the family, leaving his mother to care for Jonny and his 3 younger brothers alone...
“ Yes please!! .... we'll have him on board as Jacen Solo/Darth Cadeus. ” - ant-kay
Taissa is the youngest of seven children and is the younger sister of Vera Farmiga
, who is 21 years her senior. Unlike her sister, Taissa had no interest in becoming an actor. However, Vera managed to persuade Taissa to make her acting debut in Vera's directorial-debut Higher Ground
. Also playing the lead in the film...
“ Mentioned again in the latest round of rumours. She even looks like a young Leia. ” - ant-kay
“ The latest rumour. It surely can't be long now until there is an official announcement as to who exactly is starring in the next episode. ” - ant-kay
Alexander Richard Pettyfer was born in Hertfordshire and raised in Windsor. His mother, Lee (Robinson), is an interior designer. His father, Richard Pettyfer
, is a fellow actor. His parents divorced and Alex now has a younger half-brother, James, from his mother's re-marriage to a property developer, Michael Ireland. James is a junior tennis player...
“ Possibly to play Ben Skywalker, Jacen or Anakin Solo?
LATEST UPDATE: Now seems to be back in the running. ” - ant-kay
Jack O'Connell was born in Alvaston, Derby, England, to Alison J. (Gutteridge) and John Patrick O'Connell. His mother is English, and worked at British Midland, and his father was Irish (from County Kerry), and worked on the railways for Bombardier. Jack went to Saint Benedict Catholic School, and began...
“ British actor rumoured to be selected for audition. ” - ant-kay
Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan, middle of three children, was born in Santa Ana, California and raised in Newark, New Jersey by Donna (Davis), and Michael A. Jordan. His middle name Bakari means "noble promise" in Swahili. Jordan has starred in three of the most critically acclaimed television dramas of the past decade...
“ Rumoured to have been scouted or auditioned for a role, possibly as Lando's son? ” - ant-kay
Matt Smith is an English actor who shot to fame in the UK aged 26 when he was cast by producer Steven Moffat
as the Eleventh Doctor in the BBC's iconic science-fiction adventure series Doctor Who
. Matthew Robert Smith was born and raised in Northampton, the son of Lynne (Fidler) and David Smith...
“ He's almost free from Doctor Who and I reckon he could pull it off as Jacen Solo / Darth Cadeus. ” - ant-kay
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Karen (Koch), who manages a children's camp, and Gary Lawrence, who works in construction. She has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine, and has English, as well as some German, Irish, and Scottish, ancestry. Her career began when she traveled to Manhattan at the age of 14...
“ Yes, we'll have her on board too as Jaina Solo.
UPDATE : Not happening as far as we know. ” - ant-kay
Saoirse Una Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, to Irish parents, Monica Ronan
(née Brennan) and Paul Ronan
, an actor. When Saoirse was three, the family moved to Ireland, and Saoirse grew up in its County Carlow. Saoirse made her first TV appearance with a small role in a few episodes of the TV series...
“ Rumoured to have auditioned for a good or evil female role in Ep. VII.
UPDATE: Saoirse appears to be back in the frame again despite spilling the beans to the press about her audition, and as you know Lucasfilm and JJ are very particular about confidentiality. ” - ant-kay
Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz
. Her ancestry is mostly German and English. Chloë's first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the series The Guardian
“ Possibly to play the daughter of Han and Leia, Jaina Solo? She seems like a good choice. Proved herself in Kick Ass as a full on action hero.
Now unfortunately most likely out of the running. ” - ant-kay
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989 in Fulham, London, England, to casting agent Marcia Gresham
(née Jacobson) and literary agent Alan Radcliffe
. His father is from a Northern Irish Protestant background, while his mother was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (from Lithuania, Poland...
“ I think he would pull it off as a great Jacen / Darth Cadeus. ” - ant-kay
Dziena studied theatre in New York at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she wrote and acted in plays and was cast in her first role on television at the age of 17. From 'E's' crazy, jealous girlfriend on HBO's Entourage to 'Lolita' parading around in the buff for Bill Murray in Jim Jarmusch's film Broken Flowers...
“ Latest actress rumoured for Star Wars ” - ant-kay
Martin McCann grew up with a brother and sister in the Divis Flats area of Falls Road in Belfast. In 2006 Lord Richard Attenborough cast McCann in his film after seeing him play Alex in a stage production of A Clockwork Orange. Attenborough called Spielberg and recommended McCann. He was invited to LA to audition for 'The Pacific' HBO miniseries...
“ Belfast actor rumoured to have been selected for audition. ” - ant-kay
“ She's publically announced that she would like an audition. ” - ant-kay
Asa Butterfield was born in Islington, London, England, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He began acting at the age of 8, after a talent spotting casting director saw him at his local after school drama club, The Young Actors Theatre in Islington. Following on from a couple of small roles in films...
“ Asa recently expressed a strong interest in auditioning. He would apparently like to play the son of Han Solo. He's clearly a very gifted young actor as you can see from Hugo and Ender's Game. ” - ant-kay
David Oyelowo (pronounced - "oh-yellow-oh"), is a classically trained stage actor who has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and received the "Scholarship for Excellence" from Nicholas Hytner in 1998. David starred as Martin Luther King Jr...
“ Rumoured to have auditioned for a role in Ep. VII
UPDATE : Rumoured to be playing Lando's son,
but unlikely now given the first official casting. ” - ant-kay
“ A rumoured choice, maybe as a villain? ” - ant-kay
Emmanuelle Chriqui was born in Montreal, Quebec, to Moroccan Jewish immigrants, Liliane (Benisty) and Albert Chriqui. Her family moved to Toronto when she was two years old. At the age of 10, Chriqui appeared in a McDonald's commercial. She moved to Vancouver, guest-starring in series such as Are You Afraid of the Dark?
“ A rumour for Star Wars ” - ant-kay
“ The latest audition rumour ” - ant-kay
McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy senior, a bus driver. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary) after his parents divorced when James was 7. He went to St Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill...
“ James has clearly stated that he would like to be in the next movie, but his association with X-men probably makes it unlikely. ” - ant-kay
Solo made her theatre debut at the tender age of 5. At age 10 she landed her first Television role playing "Princess Xhanthippe" in the popular Canadian kids Series 'I Was A Sixth Grade Alien', along side Michael Cera. By the age of 18 she became the youngest recipient to ever receive two consecutive...
“ Rumoured to have auditioned, or at least interest has been shown. It would be rather ironic considering her surname!! She'ss been considered if rumours are to be believed... ” - ant-kay
Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood is an English actress and model, best known for her roles as Wendy Darling in Peter Pan
, Corrie McKenzie in Tomorrow, When the War Began
, and Sibyl Vane in Dorian Gray
. She was born on 17 August 1990 in the Streatham district of South London, England, as daughter of Philip and Sarah Hurd-Wood...
“ Possibly to be Jaina Solo, daughter of Han and Leia?
UPDATE : Not happening as far as we know. ” - ant-kay
Liam McIntyre is an Australian actor best known for playing the lead role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned. McIntyre began his career acting mainly in short films, before performing guest roles in Australia's popular television series Rush and Neighbours...
“ He has apparently done an audition. For what role it's uncertain, but could be a Solo offspring?
UPDATE : Not happening ” - ant-kay
Ryan Thomas Gosling was born on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman. Ryan was the second of their two children, with an older sister, Mandi. His ancestry is French-Canadian, as well as English, Scottish...
“ Again, not a first choice for me as a Star Wars actor, but he excelled in such movies as Fracture and Drive. I definitely think he'd be better playing Ben Skywalker than Anakin or Jacen Solo.
Now rumoured to have turned down the part of Ben Skywalker. ” - ant-kay
Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon
, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige
, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. His father is of English and Scottish descent...
“ Certainly not my first choice as a Star Wars character, but a great all round actor in such movies as Oceans 11, 12 etc. and excelled in The Bourne Ultimatum, so he could also excel playing a Star Wars part. If rumour has it his Elysium movie is one of the best Sci-Fi's out this summer. ” - ant-kay
Artistic Director of Stage Company of South Australia 1977 - 87. Head of Drama, Brent St. School of Arts (Sydney) 1997-00. Directed over 80 plays, including 'Sons of Cain' on London's West End (1986). Freelance actor. Semi-regular in TV series 'All Saints'. Voice and acting teacher.
“ A great actor, but perhaps too closely associated with Lord of the Rings? No surprise due to the connection with Abrams and Fringe. ” - ant-kay
Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains
and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3
, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as Romeo + Juliet
“ Definitely a first choice in my opinion as an actor for Star Wars. I reckon he would fit in perfectly. However, sadly rumoured to have turned down a role at audition stage. ” - ant-kay
Bradley Charles Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John "Charlie" Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. He has a sister, Holly. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the Honors English program at Georgetown University in 1997...
“ Better suited for a later Han Solo spin off I reckon than perhaps for EP VII?
LATEST UPDATE: Now unlikely to have a role as he is involved with Guardians of the Galexy ” - ant-kay
Jonathan Scott Frakes was born on August 19, 1952 in Bellefonte, in central Pennsylvania. He is the son of Doris J. (Yingling) and Dr. James R. Frakes, a professor. His parents moved with Jonathan and his younger brother Daniel to Bethlehem in eastern Pennsylvania. There, his father taught English at Lehigh University...
“ A favourite character of mine in Star Trek, but I'm not so sure about the crossover to Star Wars, but I reckon he could pull it off and be accepted by the fans, playing a great part in the movies. ” - ant-kay
Hayden Christensen was born April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His parents, Alie and David Christensen, are in the communications business. He is of Danish (father) and Swedish and Italian (mother) descent. Hayden grew up in Markham, Ontario, with siblings Kaylen, Hejsa, and Tove...
“ There are rumours out about even the return of Darth Vader, so who knows, Hayden may get to wear the suit once again perhaps? ... ” - ant-kay
Shia Saide LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California, to Shayna (Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, and is an only child. His mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while his father has Cajun (French) ancestry. His parents are divorced. He started his career by doing stand-up comedy around places in his neighborhood...
“ Rumoured to be cast as son of Skywalker (Ben)... we shall see...
UPDATE : Not happening. ” - ant-kay
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks
, James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco
, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted...
“ He would definitekly fit the part of Darth Cadeus. ” - ant-kay
“ A good choice for a Star Wars hero I reckon. ” - ant-kay
“ Mara Jade or Jaina Solo perhaps? ... I'll give her the benefit of the doubt, I can't comment on just how good she would be as I haven't seen her acting ability. I think this rumour was always a joke... ” - ant-kay
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson
(born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson
(born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia
“ Thanks, but no thanks really ... only maybe as a Jedi Training Master? ” - ant-kay
Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic where they would live for the next seven years...
“ Would her crossover association with Star Trek and Avatar work? ” - ant-kay
Joshua Carter Jackson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. His Irish mother, Fiona Jackson
, is a casting director originally from Dublin. His American father, John Carter Jackson, is from Texas. Josh spent the first eight years of his life in California before returning to Canada. At the age of 11...
“ Like John Noble as well from Fringe, he could fit the part as son of Solo. ” - ant-kay
With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan
's science fiction thriller Inception
, English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. But the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut in the miniseries Band of Brothers
“ The next big Star Wars villain... who knows...? ” - ant-kay
Zachary Quinto was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Margaret J. (McArdle), an Irish-American office worker, and Joseph John Quinto, an Italian-American barber. Zachary graduated from Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, with the class of 1995, where he won Pittsburgh's Gene Kelly
“ He has basically ruled himself out, but could have probably played a great Darth Cadeus, Son of Solo, though I personally think is far too closely associated with Star Trek and it's far better to keep the actors from each franchise separate. ” - ant-kay
Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Born on June 7, 1972, he is the son of a leather-goods manufacturer (who had hoped that Karl would follow in his footsteps). His first acting role was when he was 8 -- he had a line on a television series. However, he did not act again until after high school...
“ A great actor but all the same I think he should stick with Star Trek, LOTR and Judge Dredd. I understand he's not interested at any rate. ” - ant-kay
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson was born May 13, 1986 in London, England, to Clare (Charlton), who worked at a modeling agency, and Richard Pattinson, a vintage car importer. He enjoys music and plays both the guitar and piano. When Robert was fifteen, he started acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company...
“ I'm not too sure whether it would work with him so closely associated with Twlight. ” - ant-kay
Nathan Fillion was born on 27 March 1971, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the younger son of Cookie and Bob Fillion, both retired English teachers. He has an older brother, Jeff. In Canada, he attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta and University of Alberta...
“ As rumour has it he's a strong fan's choice, but not mine I'm afraid. I didn't like Serenity at all, and so I am probably biased against him... Sorry! ” - ant-kay
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt
, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
“ Not my choice for Star Wars, but he was great in GI Joe. Thank goodness he wasn't selected for Ep.7 ” - ant-kay