Despite all the rumors and buzz, the only thing we really know about Star Wars: Episode VII is that we don’t really know that much. But we might finally have some intel on two major new characters.
Considering the fact that Disney plans to release the movie in 2015 — regardless of whether it's ready, apparently — it makes sense they’d be ramping up the casting efforts. According to a leaked casting report many believe is from the upcoming Star Wars sequel, it seems the flick will feature two late teen/early 20-something characters in lead roles.
The character details definitely sound like they'd be a good fit for Luke and Leia 2.0. Check out character descriptions (FYI, the names are probably fake) below and let us know what you think:
Rachel: Was young when she lost her parents. With no other family, she was forced to make her way in a tough, dangerous town. Now 17, she has become street smart and strong. She is able to take of herself using humor and guts to get by. Always a survivor, never a victim, she remains hopeful that she can move away from this harsh existence to a better life. She is always thinking of what she can do to move ahead.
Thomas: Has grown up without a father’s influence. Without the model of being a man, he doesn’t have the strongest sense of himself, despite that he is smart, capable and shows courage when it is needed. He can appreciate the absurdity in life and understands you can’t take life too seriously.
Though the schedule dictates that some casting news will be coming soon, the fact that J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan had to take over scripting duties from Michael Arndt makes these descriptions all the more interesting. If they can go ahead and release character descriptions now — just as Abrams and Kasdan ramp up their work on the script — it means the core of the story from Arndt’s draft will likely remain in place.
Bleeding Cool claims to have a source close to the project confirming as much, noting “the same story -- at least as much as it might boil down to a synopsis -- will still be in play” even after the rewrite job.
Do you like the direction this one seems to be going?