Thursday, September 5, 2013

Rumor: Episode VII Casting Call in New York

By: Dominic Jones

While we know that casting for Star Wars Episode VII has been underway for some time now, it seems that a new casting call has gone out in New York.  Showbiz411 picked up on the casting call for an "Untitled Studio Feature" which just so happens to be from Disney and is directed by JJ Abrams, so I think we can say 99% confidence that it's Episode VII.  The call is for only three roles (unlike the prior casting call which was for seven roles), they are:

[YOUNG MAN] Early 20s. Handsome, but not necessarily heroic. He is witty and smart. Physically fit.
[MAN] Late 20s. Physically fit, handsome and confident.
[YOUNG WOMAN] Late teens. Physically fit, raw energy, independent and with a great sense of humor.

These descriptions could be taken many different ways and, since they are merely meant as a prompt the actors, don't necessarily reveal too much about the characters.  However, it does beg the question of why the call has been shortened from seven to three.  Have they cast the other four roles?  These three characters are all similar to ones on the prior casting call, so they could just be slight extensions of those.   Or could these be three new characters, who weren't part of the original casting call?  My money is on the former, due to the similarity these bare to roles on the older list. 

As always, these are just rumors until confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney (although if you can find another Disney film being directed by JJ Abrams coming out in the next three years or so, I'd love to know about it!)


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