Rumors about who’s being cast in the film has been a big topic for fans across the galaxy and the biggest question of all is, will we see the original cast return to the big screen to reprise their roles? Well, according to The Hollywood Reporter, new details have risen about Episode VII and apparently, there has been changes from Michael Arndt’s vision of the next trilogy.
According to multiple insiders, the reason for the parting of ways was not due to a timeframe issue, as has been reported, but rather due to a difference in opinion of which characters to emphasize.
Arndt is said to have focused on the offspring of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), with the original trilogy heroes taking on supporting roles. Abrams, however, wanted Episode VII to focus on the classic trio of characters, so audiences could have one more chance to enjoy them before a fitting send-off. The new characters, the offspring, will now be in supporting roles, according to these sources, and take center stage in Episode VIII and IX. Some characters have disappeared from the Arndt script and new ones are being drafted.
Also, a few other actors according to the source has been confirmed for possible roles in the film. Actors such as Michael Fassbender , Adam Driver, and Hugo Weaving are all being considered for roles. It is said that Weaving is up for an Imperial Commander role. There are also talks about another actor who starred in the movie Mud, Tye Sheridan. But they say at this stage, there is no need to find actors so young, so maybe for the other films? Also, the plot line is suggesting that Obi Wan may have had a daughter or grand daughter so they are now searching for a new female who is of a mixed race or black to play the role. While Disney/Lucasfilm or their agents has not made any confirmations, what are your thoughts on these changes?
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