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As if what’s in the headline isn’t exciting enough, we also have details on which characters the J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Wars Episode VII will focus on, along with rumours about the introduction of a daughter or granddaughter for Obi-Wan Kenobi! What a great time to be a fan of Star Wars, eh?

In a new piece by THR, they confirm that Breaking Bad’s Jesse Plemons is indeed set to meet with Abrams next week, but also reveal that Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave), Adam Driver (Girls), and Hugo Weaving (Cloud Atlas) are all being eyed for various roles by the director. Fassbender met with Abrams in December, while Weaving is being eyed specifically for the part of an Imperial Commander. The hunt is also said to be on for an actress in their 20s who is either mixed race or black to possibly play Obi-Wan Kenobi’s daughter or granddaughter. »

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