STAR WARS VII Casting And Story News; Michael Fassbender To Star? - Movies In Focus
I’ve been keeping out of the Star Wars VII news rumour game recently because, well, there hasn’t really been any news. However, the latest scuttlebutt is almost too juicy to let go. We all know that J.J. Abrams ditched Michael Arndt’s script, starting from scratch with a bit of help from Lawrence Kasdan. It seems that Arndt’s script hadd the offspring of Han, Luke and Leia as the main characters, with their parents having supporting roles. Not anymore. It now looks like the original trilogy’s protagonists will be front and centre in the new movie, although the younger characters will come into their own in the sequels. Casting news on Star Wars VII has been ridiculous. The reason for this, is that Abrams is meeting with ‘everyone’. Famous, not famous – even the guy that served Abrams a cappuccino once when he was in Peru has met with the director about a potential role in the film. Abrams met with Michael Fassbender in December to discuss a role, while Adam Driver (who is in the running for Nightwing in Batman/Superman) is also one of the latest names to be in contention, along with Breaking Bad actor Jesse Plemons. It’s unknown [...]