"They've called. I'm more cynical about it now. I'll believe it when I'm on the plane home," he told Sky Movies. "The deal isn't done, but yeah, they've inquired."
However, Oldman eventually turned down the role because the prequel was a non-sag (Screen Actors Guild) production and he »
It seems fair to say that we’re all sick and tired of Star Wars Episode VII casting rumours, even after seeing some far more believable news released via the trades not too long ago. However, in a surprising turn of events, one actor has now come out and confirmed that they’ve been approached for a role: RoboCop and The Dark Knight Trilogy’s Gary Oldman!
In an interview with Sky Movies, they asked the actor whether or not he would like to add Star Wars to his impressive franchise résumé (which also includes the Harry Potter movies and the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), and he replied with the following:
“They’ve called. You know, I’m more cynical about it now. I’ll believe it when I’m on the plane home. The deal isn’t done, but yeah, they’ve inquired. I mean Planet of the Apes, »
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Since its announcement back in 2012, we've heard a lot of casting rumors for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII . From "Breaking Bad" star Jesse Plemons to Benedict Cumberbatch , we've heard almost every name in the book, but very few of these rumors have come from the actors themselves. In a recent interview with Sky Movies, veteran actor Gary Oldman was asked if he had any interest in joining the new film, given he's been in so many blockbuster franchises throughout his career. "They've called, yeah," Oldman replied, hesitating on a follow-up. "I'm more cynical about it (casting) now, I believe it when I'm on the plane home. You know, the deal »
It looks like ‘High School Musical’ alum Zac Efron might be graduating to bigger and better projects! The actor has revealed that he is in talks with producers to star in Jj Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’. So exciting!
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“I just went and met with [producers],” Zac told MTV in a new interview. “So I don’t know. It would be cool. »
High School Musical star says he met the producers and loves the space saga – 'It would be cool. But... who knows?'
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Zac Efron has become the latest actor to confirm talks with producers of the new Star Wars film, Episode VII. The High School Musical star told MTV he was keen to join Jj Abrams' revival of the long-running space saga but had not yet been informed whether he got the part.
"I just went and met with them," said Efron. "So I don't know. It would be cool. I love [the Star Wars movies], I love them, but… who knows?"
Jesse Plemons, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sullivan Stapleton, Liam McIntyre and Simon Pegg are amongst stars who have been linked to roles in Episode VII over the past year, though it might be quicker to list the Hollywood actors who have not been mentioned in connection with the new film. »
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Movie News - Will we see former Disney star Zac Efron appear in the next Star Wars installment? Reports have claimed that the hunky actor will grab a role in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The 'That Awkward Moment' actor has met with movie bosses about a role in the new episode of the sci-fi franchise, which has recently been acquired by Disney. Asked if he'd take a part in the movie, he told MTV: ''Yeah, I just went and met with them. So I don't know. It would be cool. I love [the 'Star Wars' movies], but... who knows?'' 'Star Wars: Episode VII' will be directed by J.J. Abrams and actors linked to roles include Michael Fassbender, Michael B Jordan, Saoirse Ronan, Jesse Plemons, Adam Driver and Hugo Weaving. It has also been rumoured many of the actors from the original trilogy - shot in the 70s »
Efron himself then admited to MTV that:
I [Efron] just went and met with them. So I don’t know. It would be cool. I love [the Star Wars movies], I love them, but who knows?’
There’s a lot of names still being thrown around as casting rumours have been flying around the internet since it was announced Episode VII would be hitting theaters in 2015. More recently other actors such as Jesse Plemons and Judi Dench have been the two big names making the rounds in regards to roles in the upcoming film. Could Efron be a Skywalker or a Solo? We’ll have to wait and find out.
Keep checking back for more Star Wars news and information as they break!
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Asked by MTV about the possibility of starring in the Jj Abrams-directed film, Efron said: "Yeah, I just went and met with them. So I don't know. It would be cool. I love [the Star Wars movies], I love them, but… who knows?"
Abrams recently revealed that the film's script is now complete, adding that his team are in "deep prep" for the film, which will be released in 2015.
Star Wars Episode VII is scheduled for a December 18, 2015 cinema release. »
The purpose of this roundup is to put the highlights of all things Star Wars from the last week in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars: Episode VII developments to the latest toys. And maybe you'll even share with them something that they might have missed. Let's get to it! Episode VII and Spinoff News and Rumors HitFix caught up with Jesse Plemons and asked him about the "Episode VII" rumors. As expected, he followed the Lfl line - "Deny everything." According to Jesse Plemons, Jesse Plemons won't be joining the "Star Wars" universe anytime soon. "No," answered the "Breaking Bad" star when I asked »
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Star Wars Last week, we heard several rumors about J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated new Star Wars movie, and now we know that at least one of those rumors was true. While attending the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Sunday, Abrams confirmed that Breaking Bad actor Jesse Plemons "is one of the actors" up for a coveted role in Episode VII. In perhaps even bigger news, Abrams revealed to TheWrap that »
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Fisher, who played Princess Leia in 1977's Star Wars and its two sequels, told TV Guide not only that the key leads would return, but that filming was due to start later this spring. She added that she was looking forward to getting back into character. "I'd like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again – but with white hair," the Press Association reported her as saying. "I think that would be funny."
Mark Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker, yesterday refused to be drawn on rumours he will return to his best known role. In a Q&A session on Reddit, »
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There have been widely published reports that the trio will reprise their original trilogy roles for over a year, although there has been no official comment on casting from producers yet.
Fisher - who played Princess Leia – has since been quoted by TV Guide as saying that she will begin shooting director Jj Abrams's new film in March or April.
"I'd like to wear my old [signature Princess Leia] hairstyle again - but with white hair," she quipped. "I think that would be funny."
Director Abrams recently confirmed that the script has recently been completed.
Star Wars Episode 7 is scheduled for a December 18, 2015 cinema release. »
With so many casting rumors about Star Wars: Episode VII swirling about, it’s difficult to decide which ones are bogus and which ones have (at the least) a nugget of truth in them. For example, co-writer/director J.J. Abrams recently confirmed that Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad) is, in fact, an actor that he’s met with for Episode VII, but he also indicated that reports of his soon-to-be-official involvement might be exaggerated – not that you should take everything Abrams says at face-value, of course (cough, Khan!, cough). Thank goodness, then, for Carrie Fisher.
It was Fisher who flat-out-announced her return in Episode VII some 10 months ago – before her ...
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Did the Gosselin twins have yet another awkward and embarrassing television interview? Is the script for Star Wars: Episode VII done yet? Have you voted for your favorite film franchise in the MTV Movie Brawl yet?
Tyra Banks is going to star in a sequel to the 2000 hit television movie, Life-Size. The original Life-Size featured Banks as a doll brought to life and co-stared a tween Lindsay Lohan, but there’s no word yet on if Lohan will also return. [Daily Mail] The Gosselin twins may have had a painfully awkward sit down with Savannah Guthrie last week, but they were slightly more loquacious when they visited The View yesterday. However, they were still awkward and mum when talk of their father came up. [Eonline] J. J. Abrams has confirmed that the script for Star Wars: Episode VII is finished. He also went so far as to confirm that he did meet with »
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Jj Abrams has confirmed that the script for his Star Wars film is ready, and that shooting will begin in May in the UK. "We're working really hard and we've got our script and we're in deep prep," he said following a Television Critics Association event.
As well being set to direct, Abrams wrote the script with Lawrence Kasdan, who co-wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. He also told USA Today that casting news would come "soon, and I look forward to that so that we can get past it »
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The Wrap caught up to Abrams at the Television Critics Association summer press tour where he revealed that the Star Wars Episode VII script is now completed! This comes as great news as it was heavily reported back in the waning months of 2013 that things appeared to be in turmoil with the exit of Michael Arndt from the writing duties. The speculation is that Arndt and Abrams had a differing of opinion in regards to who the central characters should be in the upcoming film.
Abrams was quoted as saying the following about the script:
“We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep…[f]ull steam ahead..”
Obviously Abrams reveals nothing in regards to characters or »
- Brent "Mando'ade" DiNunzio
When a film is as highly anticipated as Star Wars: Episode VII, it’s bound to collect more than a few rumors. Most recently, both Jesse Plemons of Breaking Bad fame and Chiwetel Ejiofor, the star of 12 Years a Slave, were rumored to be up for roles. There’s been several rumors about the possible spinoff films, Boba Fett’s in particular. (Could Lawrence Kasdan be working on it? Will it still be Jango’s clone in the armor?) And with extensive rewrites to Episode VII‘s script pushing the release date to late 2015, there have been rumors that ...
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Momentum is continuing to build around the J. J. Abrams piloted next instalment of the Star Wars franchise.
Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday, he confirmed the script is complete by saying:
”We’ve got our script. Full steam ahead.”
Abrams also teased us with confirmation that Breaking Bad’s Jesse Plemons (creepy Todd in the series) has auditioned for a role. However the Star Trek reboot and Super 8 director remained tight lipped about what – if any – role Plemons might take.
Source: The Wrap
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Yesterday, J.J. Abrams revealed that the Star Wars: Episode VII script is now finished, confirmed that Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons has auditioned for a role and discussed the numerous other casting rumors that have been swirling around this impending sequel.
Caroline Blakiston played Mon Mothma in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. She had only one brief scene that spanned 30 seconds, where she helped coordinate the Rebel Alliance's attack on the Death Star. Genevieve O'Reilly also played the character in 2005's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, although her speaking scenes were cut from the final theatrical version. She appears in a non-speaking role in the finished movie, but scenes with her dialogue were included »
(Cbr) For a director who usually keeps his lips tightly sealed, J.J. Abrams just gave an awful lot of details about his next project, "Star Wars: Episode VII". Sure, he didn’t say anything at the Television Critics Association winter press tour about the story, the cast or even the title, but he did address the status of the script, "Breaking Bad" alum Jesse Plemons, and whether he’ll shoot in IMAX again. Explaining that he’s focusing on Star Wars instead of finding a director for "Star Trek 3", Abrams said, “We’re working really hard. We’ve got our script and we’re in deep »
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