Star Wars: Episode VII Eyeing Saoirse Ronan For Mystery Role?
Virtually none of the rumors about Star Wars: Episode VII have been confirmed, but a few have been repeated so many times they're starting to feel more true, like buzz that the original cast will return or that a teenage girl will be among the main new characters. It's that second rumor that seems most interesting on the heels of a new rumor from Latino Review, where they say Saoirse Ronan read for an unspecific part in Star Wars: Episode VII.
As you know if you follow these kinds of casting rumors, particularly the Star Wars ones, "read for" can mean almost nothing-- dozens if not hundreds of people may read for a certain role before the production settles on their cast, and Ronan is probably far less likely to snag this role than she was Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, a role she was actually offered before passing on it. Ronan is just one of many, many names that have been circling around the Star Wars universe in recent weeks, from Alex Pettyfer to Ewan McGregor to Benedict Cumberbatch.
Speaking of Cumberbatch… the Latino Review guys say to pay no attention to the vehement denials from his people that he's set for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. We'll let their own vehement promises speak for themselves:
HE IS IN THE MOVIE! In fact, he will be in all three Star Wars films! It’s all a smoke screen. Folks, remember when Cumberbatch denied being Khan for over a year? Same situation here. At least give us the benefit of the doubt hence why we are bringing this up. Point is, he lied before and he can lie again. Google it. One more time because it is worth repeating, Benedict Cumberbatch will be will in the upcoming Star Wars movies. I don’t care if he denies it till opening day. We were right before about him playing Khan, and we will be right again on this one. Technically, his part in Episode VII is very small but the role is much bigger in Episode VIII and Episode IX.
To be fair, Cumberbatch and J.J. Abrams kind of brought this on themselves-- spend a year lying about the super-powered space villain who will be in your next Star Trek movie, and you're basically asking the Internet to assume you're lying in every other situation.
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