Official Info Domhnall Gleeson in Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Spoilers Allowed' started by Momotaros, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Jcuk Jedi Grand Master

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  2. markdeez Force Ghost

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    I hope Ep. 7 uses the plot device from About Time
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  3. Skaddix Force Ghost

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    I am sorry u dont spend weeks filming two supporting characters on location in the desert. Not to mention young lead trio and those two being the two youngest by about a decade. Not counting first up in press releases and the trades. Now who is third is up for grabs but John and Daisy as part of the trio seems pretty locked in.
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  4. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    Driver has been all but confirmed to be playing a villain so I think it's extremely unlikely that he's a part of the new trio. It being between Gleeson and Isaac for the third lead is still the most likely scenario IMO. I'm still going for Isaac right now because I really believe Boyega and Daisy are both going to be Force sensitive and I very much doubt the trio will be made up of all Force users.
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  5. Vastor Jedi Grand Master

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    Pretty clear now he is the son of Luke and "Mara" i hope,but pretty obvious from a story point and looks-
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  6. Darth_Bertie Jedi Grand Master

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    Yep guys, I think is extremely unrealistic to think Boyega and Ridley are not part of the main trio of leads. The only doubt is if the third member is gonna be Isaac or Gleeson. The only thing that makes me go for Isaac is that he was billed higher than Gleeson on the cast announcement. And it´s true that, if both Boyega and Ridley are Force sensitives, the third member is as well.
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  7. Claire1976 Force Ghost

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    That's what I think. I don't think the lead trio will comprise of 3 Jedi. I'm thinking that Daisy and John are Jedi, or at least in training to be Jedi, so the third person needs to be something different. If Oscar Isaac is playing a "Han Solo type" then it makes sense he should be part of the trio to add the non Jedi character. On the other hand, if Gleeson really IS Luke's son then it only makes sense that he should be part of the lead trio. But then you'd have 3 Jedi (I'm assuming Luke's son would BE a Jedi), so that's where things get confusing for me.
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    Well, in the prequels we had 2 force users. In the OT we had one force user. So, you could, hypothetically, get 3 force users out of variance. Then again, Luke's son doesn't necessarily have to be a Jedi.
  9. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    Yep, that's how I see it too. Daisy has had training when the film starts and John is the young Force sensitive they come across ala Luke and Anakin. Isaac joins them at some point and is the morally gray character.
  10. thisguyisnotajedi Jedi Master

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    Not sure why there's still a conspiracy about who was at Abu Dhabi >.>
  11. Claire1976 Force Ghost

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    What do you mean?
  12. thisguyisnotajedi Jedi Master

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    John and Daisy were the only cast members there.
  13. Palpatine2016 Force Ghost

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    If Gleeson is playing Luke's son, I just can't see him not being one of the leads. I know we don't have any evidence either way, but I think that fact would trump the three Jedi reasoning. And despite some websites claiming Boyega's a Jedi, we don't really know that either. You do have a point there though.
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  14. Satipo Force Ghost

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    I think Jon will start like Luke did in ANH ie force sensitive but not at all trained yet.
  15. Skaddix Force Ghost

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    Agreed but that still gives us a trio with 3 Force Users and I think u need at least one non force user in this.
  16. Palpatine2016 Force Ghost

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    Having three Jedi as the trio may not be a bad thing necessarily, and it might provide a new, interesting group dynamic.
  17. Skaddix Force Ghost

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    Perhaps maybe we can get a cowboy Jedi archtype with a saber in one hand a blaster in the other.
  18. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    I agree if Domhnall is the son of Luke he should be the lead character and if it turns out he is I'm sure he will be. In that case I'd expect Boyega isn't a Jedi. But as much as I want Gleeson to be Luke's kid I'm just not convinced he is. I think Boyega will be a character Luke takes under his wing and serves as his symbolic son sort of mirroring the relationship Anakin has with Palpatine in the PT. Only Luke will be a good influence of course.
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  19. Skaddix Force Ghost

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    I would have to agree if Gleeson is Luke's son u would expect him to matter. Unless he quit the NJO or something and they pick him up later on in the film.
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  20. JediMasterJessica Force Ghost

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    For those who don't know, Domhnall shot new footage as Bill Weasley for Universal Orlando's new Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride. Next week is the media preview and he has been asked to attend. I hear they are making best attempts for him to go but it may interfere with Episode 7 filming. The event is a Fri/Sat/Sun and I hear Saturday is the day he will be there if he can make it. So he has begun filming for sure.

    Don't have to believe this but the one thing I have insider info on is Orlando based theme parks :)
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  21. Adi_Gallia_9 Chosen One

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    Thanks for the info, @JediMasterJessica! Since Domhnall seems to be the new cast member hardest to pin down, updates on his whereabouts are especially helpful!
  22. Trebor Sabreon Force Ghost

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    I believe you.

    And I see no reason to doubt that Domhnall either has begun, or will shortly begin, shooting SW scenes.

    Gleeson's been spotted in London recently and with production having to now work around Harrison's injury, I'm imagine all sorts of schedules are being re-arranged in order to keep the cameras rolling.

    As for Orlando, it wouldn't surprise me if Dom's Episode VII commitments force him to beg off the HP event, but if he is able to appear, maybe we'll get a little something out of him? (**Yeah, right, even his own family can't get this guy to crack!**) :D

    Keep us informed, Jess?
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  23. aleja2 Force Ghost

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    You do if the script calls for those characters to be in that location. [face_dunno]

    Seriously, press release position means NOTHING. Press releases are designed to grab journalists' attention and get them to write a story, that's all. John and Daisy were first because actor of color (in a franchise criticized for its lack) and the sole new female (at the time) - big news. Adam Driver is well known for GIRLS, which is a darling of a certain segment of the entertainment media intelligentsia, while Oscar is a recent Academy Award nominee, so they come next. Andy Serkis is known for LotR but he doesn't have the awards and current media attention of the other two, so he follows them.

    Domnhall is the least known actor - oh sure, he was in Harry Potter, but he was far from being a lead, and while ABOUT TIME is fabulous, it came and went at the box office. So he's second to last, as his name won't mean as much to the journalists.

    von Sydow is last because he's not in the table read photo that was sent out with the press release.
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    Omg, this made me laugh out loud. Thank you for that. I wish I could've "liked" it twice. [face_laugh]

    EDIT: And now the song is stuck in my head….
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