It’s the ultimate fan boy franchise. To bag a role in Star Wars is the ultimate win for fan theory and as an actor.
Then it should please fans to know that Superstuds Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling have auditioned for the seventh Star Wars film, set to be filmed in London next year.
Gosling would look very good as a Sith lord after recent work in Only God Forgives highlighted a somber and captivating presence on screen.
Matt Damon has also been highly rumoured to join the cast, but is high speculation and rumour at this point looking unlikely.
J.J. Abrams of Star Trek and Lost will be directing the film from scriptwriter Michael Arndt.
All three original cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) are said to be returning. Episode VI ended as Luke and Leia discovered they are twins that were separated at birth to protect them from the empire. Billy Dee Williams who plays Captain Lando and Anthony Daniels (C3PO) are likely to reappear also. Ewan McGregor may retake the role of Obi Wan Kenobi, as a force ghost.
Seven’s story may feature Han and Leia’s teen daughter in a hearty role.
Disney bought the rights to the film from legendary creator George Lucas.
The release is planned for December 2015.
Lucas is said to have pre planned years ago to extend the franchise to episode IX.
All in all, Lucas has a grand plan spread out since his early years. He has direction and remains creative consultant, a wise move for Disney to maintain. Lucas has known how to make the franchise connect with fans and small tweaks with certain characters and a strong story with fan action and hot new actors in supporting roles will drive the movies forward favourably.