Rumour: Alex Pettyfer and Rachel Hurd-Wood have read for Star Wars: Episode VII

In line to play children of original characters?

Another day, another Star Wars casting rumour, this time focusing upon up-and-coming stars Alex Pettyfer and Rachel Hurd-Wood.

According to Latino Review, the pair have both read for roles in Episode VII, and could potentially play the offspring of some well-loved characters from the original trilogy.

Hurd-Wood is thought to be in the frame to play the daughter of Leia and Han, while Pettyfer be could in line for Luke Skywalker’s son.

That last was thought to have been declined by Ryan Gosling, although given that Pettyfer is a good deal younger, perhaps he is up for a different role.

Nothing concrete as yet though, with speculation still taking precedence over cold hard fact. Directed by J.J. Abrams, the film will arrive in the UK in 2015.

What do you think of the latest rumour? Tell us, below!


    • crystakura

      Aug 29th 2013, 9:15

      both decent actors. Could be good.

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    • SiMan

      Aug 29th 2013, 13:25

      Forgive my ignorance, but in the prequels, didn't Lucas try and make out that a Jedi is pretty much celibate? Like a monk? Wasn't there a bit about Anakin being told he had to forget his pursuit of Armidalla as it is not the way of the Jedi, or some such. Or have i just completely made that up?

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    • chibik

      Aug 29th 2013, 14:23

      @SiMan: You're thinking like an old Jedi now. This is the new age!

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    • crystakura

      Aug 29th 2013, 15:36

      @siMan you are correct, however in the books Luke had a child and got married. Essentially the writers told George Lucas to go f himself and take his stupid ideas with him.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 29th 2013, 16:16

      Pettyfer is a decent actor, I liked him in Magic Mike. Never heard of the actress before but judging by Google Images she deserves a Schwing!

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