Rumour: David Oyelowo and Michael B. Jordan in Star Wars: Episode VII talks?

And filming to take place in New Mexico

 
The casting rumours surrounding Star Wars: Episode VII are starting to hot up, with two new actors linked to roles in J.J. Abrams’ forthcoming film.
 
Coming hot on the heels of reports that Saoirse Ronan recently read for a role in the project, Latino Review claims that both David Oyelowo and Michael B. Jordan have been in discussions with Abrams and co.
 
Oyelowo has been quietly impressing for some time now, in the likes of Jack Reacher, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, The Paperboy and the George Lucas-produced Red Tails. Jordan, meanwhile, caught attention in Chronicle, heads up the awards-baiting Fruitvale Station, and has been linked to the role of Johnny Storm in The Fantastic Four reboot. He also had a role in Red Tails.
 
Latino Review also claims that Benedict Cumberbatch is set to join the cast, despite the actor himself having publicly scotched rumours linking him to a part in the film.
 
Meanwhile, the project is thought to have confirmed a filming location, with cameras set to roll in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
 
Known as “The City Of Crosses”, the area’s sweeping landscapes look like they’d make a decent Tatooine, or possibly the Sith homeworld of Korriban.

Directed by Abrams, Star Wars: Episode VII will open in the UK in 2015.

What do you make of these latest developments? Tell us, below! 

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 20th 2013, 9:02

      Michael B Jordan as Lando's son?

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    • LSJShez

      Sep 20th 2013, 10:21

      It'd make the films more interesting if Michael Jordan was in them. You'd never miss the basket, using the force.

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    • AlexanderPala

      Sep 20th 2013, 10:45

      Ali1748 great idea, after all there's only one black man in all of star wars so another one has to be related!

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Sep 20th 2013, 11:45

      I say Peter Sallis for a sith lord. Oh and f u c k off with the popup ads!!!

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Sep 20th 2013, 11:48

      @Alexander - What about Mace Windu (Samuel L Jackson)??

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    • tomp1000

      Sep 20th 2013, 12:47

      It seems like Michael B Jordan's name is just being thrown into the rumour mill for very single film franchise going

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    • batt101

      Sep 20th 2013, 13:04

      I hear Jar Jar Binks, Sylvester McCoy and the Moomins are also in early talks and yeah I agree enough with the pop up adds!!

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    • AlexanderPala

      Sep 20th 2013, 14:37

      @ TwoBobRuss, you're right, forgot about him but then I do try to forget about the prequels

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    • GarthMarenghi

      Sep 20th 2013, 20:14

      Enough about Star Wars, tell me more about this Mitsubishi Eclipse, Spambot!

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    • ilikescifi

      Sep 22nd 2013, 4:36

      Korriban!

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