Rumour: John Boyega up for Star Wars: Episode VII lead

In contention with Ed Speleers and Jesse Plemons

Star Wars: Episode VII has reportedly whittled down its list of leading man candidates to a clutch of young actors, including Attack The Block star, John Boyega.

According to Variety, Boyega is on J.J. Abrams’ radar, along with Ed Speleers, Jesse Plemons and theatre actors Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher.

Plot details remain frustratingly vague at this point, but the role in question is thought to be that of a Jedi apprentice. The force is strong with this one, etc. etc.

Michael Arndt’s original draft was thought to have positioned the offspring of Han and Leia at the forefront of the action, but those characters will now take supporting roles as per Lawrence Kasdan’s rewrite.

Directed by Abrams and starring Adam Driver as the film’s chief villain, Star Wars: Episode VII will open in the UK on 18 December 2015.

Who would you like to see in the leading role? Tell us, below!


    • Ali1748

      Mar 13th 2014, 12:27

      Bring back Michael Arndt's script!

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    • endofdays2

      Mar 13th 2014, 13:36

      Han and Leia's son? Oh no, hang on, this isn't a Fox film.

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    • BobTheSkull

      Mar 13th 2014, 13:57

      I think Han might have had a few questions for Lando and Leia...

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    • jaykays hat

      Mar 14th 2014, 10:00

      Sarf London Jedi..................Da force is wiv you bruv.........innit.

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    • QuietLife

      Mar 14th 2014, 11:22

      What da 411 on dem Siff? Me got sum safe skillz wiv the light stick, know what I mean bruv? Dem Midi-chlorians be rinsed.

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