Star Wars Episode VII Character Details Leaked
The casting information for Star Wars Episode VII has been leaked. What this means is we have an incredibly brief look into the new characters that are going to be present in the upcoming movie.
We’re still in very early days so this could all be subject to change. It’s a little early to start seriously speculating about the plot, but it’s certainly fun and interesting to wonder if they’re talking about anybody we know.
Here’s the list:
Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.
Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.
A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident.
Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’t need to be particularly fit.
A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.
Forty something male, fit, military type.
Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.
From that it does sound like the protagonists, if they are indeed included in this list, will be quite young. Which lends evidence towards the many rumours that the movies will follow the Solo and Skywalker children. It’s possible the above cast list is for the characters we’ve seen in the novels and comics (Jacen, Jaina, Ben etc.) but it’s equally possible they’re just inventing brand new characters. If I had to guess I’d say they might meet in the middle, using the names but ignoring their personalities and appearance in favour of whatever works for the new plot. A bit how in super hero movies we sometimes meet new faces with familiar names.
Looking at the “military type” character and the “Seventy-something male, with strong opinions” certainly indicates a military presence, which isn’t a huge surprise. War is the backdrop of both Star Wars trilogies and I’d be surprised if the next one goes in a different direction. Whether the villains turn out to be Imperials again, aliens or some entirely new organisation we’ll have to wait and see.
We still have barely any information at all, but it’s exciting that things are starting to move forward. We haven’t heard a peep on the script but if they’re starting to cast then the first draft must be nailed down. At the very least they must know their story beats.
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