Ever since Disney announced their plan to release Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015, picking up where 1983′s Episode VI: Return of the Jedi left off, we have been wondering how they will continue the plot and who they will cast to do so.
Apart from the stars of the original trilogy – Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher – being confirmed to return (though in an unknown capacity), not much is known. However, it sounds like a certain Shadowhunter is in talks to become the next Sith Lord (or Jedi, or something else entirely… Gotta love that alliteration, though).
According to Latino Review:
My right hand man El Mayimbe recently heard that a young man who has only been in one major franchise movie (in a co-starring role) was in talks to star in the new Star Wars film.
Now, my source has told me more information…
This is a name that has been thrown around a lot, especially since he has a relationship with J.J. Abrams. He appeared in Mission Impossible: III, directed by Abrams.
Sounds like he already has it.
He’s none other than…
The Tudors (2007-2010) star Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
What do you think of this potential casting news?