Who’s Up For the Lead Role In Episode VII?

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With the recent rumors of Adam Driver being looked at for the main villain for Episode VIInot much else has been revealed? We know that JJ Abrams has been looking at Jesse Plemons for the role but according to Variety, a few more names have popped up for at the top of the list for the lead role, some of you may recognize them.

With Adam Driver in line to play the villain in the next “Star Wars,” the next order of business for Disney and Lucasfilm is finding the right Jedi to challenge Driver and the evil empire.

After meeting with several young actors this past year, sources tell Variety that “Downton Abbey” thesp Ed Speleers, “Attack the Block” star John Boyega, Jesse Plemons and theater actors Matthew James Thomas, and Ray Fisher are among the men J.J. Abrams is eyeing for the lead role. Though some insiders warn the search is still ongoing, multiple sources confirm to Variety these actors have moved to the top of the list in recent weeks.

So who is to be our new protagonist? All three are great actors and would do well in the Star Wars universe. With Episode VII drawing closer to filming, hopefully we’ll get the full cast announcement and maybe a title for the new movie. What are your thoughts on these choices?

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