Discussion Episode VII Casting: It's Not Over Yet! Who they might be and who they might play

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Spoilers Allowed' started by rezpen, May 3, 2014.

  1. Adi_Gallia_9 Chosen One

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    The LR one is just a reaction piece to the StarWars7 article. They are both pure speculation at this point. It's been a slow news week.
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  2. thisguyisnotajedi Jedi Grand Master

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    True. The LR writer was also being coy about more female cast members on when I asked members on twitter
  3. T-R- Chosen One

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    Not exactly. He said he heard some of the same things that SW7 reported.
  4. Adi_Gallia_9 Chosen One

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    I don't know. Both those articles came off to me as wishful thinking on the part of Mara Jade fans. Maybe she will be in it, and I honestly would prefer that Luke does have a family of his own, Mara Jade or not. But I didn't see anything concrete in those articles right now - just rumors from nebulous sources and "gut feelings." If they were more mainstream sites like Variety or the Hollywood Reporter, I might be more inclined to believe it. And StarWars7 even labelled their article as "speculation," not even a rumor.

    And again, Mara could be in it for all I know. But I didn't find those articles particularly convincing. I'm skeptical of rumors like this and Adam Driver being Jacen. I need some real proof before I consider it, especially after the EU announcement.
  5. Immortiss Force Ghost

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    Hey, Mara Jade has a 2013 Black Figure out from Hasbro. I think that's kind of weird.
  6. Adi_Gallia_9 Chosen One

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    That Mara figure has been in the works since early 2012, before the Disney deal even happened. I mean, they're still publishing a paperback copy of Crucible, but that doesn't mean its canon. I get that there are some fans that really want Mara to be in the movie but there has been no proof beyond idle speculation at this point.
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  7. stellarmagic01 Force Ghost

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    Could they do it? Could they keep a major cast member off the cast list until release?

    I suppose it would be possible... (Easier to hide it until the trailer, much harder to aim for release) But I don't think it's likely. This would also be easier if the role was minor, supporting, or just needed for a flashback or two (all of which is possible). Still, something like that would be up JJ 'Mystery Box' Abrams's alley. There are plenty of actresses which could have plausible reasons to be in London that fit the basic profile (woman in her 60s, preferably in good shape with red hair). But, considering TMZ has already managed to leak quite a few pictures... any secret like that would eventually come out, I think.

    It's possible that's why we're getting these rumors and rumblings now, but I don't particularly think it very likely.
  8. Darth Claire Chosen One

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    Until I see pictures of said-mystery cast member (and not some obviously photoshopped or fan-made one like that Sith witch one) or at least two major sources (Variety, Hollywood reporter or even Lucasfilm themselves) report that Mara Jade is in this movie then I dont believe it.
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  9. Skaddix Force Ghost

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    If she is a minor role yes... major then no way they hide it. I am sure the stakeout Pinewood and markdown every actor who goes through the gate.
  10. T-R- Chosen One

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    Well, let's be fair. We don't have anything concrete regarding any new character.


    They did put the kabosh on other EU figures that were in the works since 2012, why not that one as well? Just sayin'
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  11. Dewback Chosen One

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    wasn't it recalled or something? I thought those weren't shipping anymore.
  12. Jcuk Force Ghost

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    At this stage, one thing is definitely for certain. They have been in total control of the info we are getting. This time next year everyone will still be speculating over the plot and who exactly is playing who? Sure we may have a trailer to mull over but ultimately it will give nothing away. And I like it that way :)
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  13. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Yeah, we are actually getting plenty... and, yet, practically nothing at the same time. It's a brilliant balance.
  14. my kind of scum Force Ghost

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    Hasbro is allowed to rerelease EU figures they've already made, hence Bastila Shan coming back out - doesn't mean Mara is going to be in the movie just because her figure -which was only released due to winning a fan's choice poll - was on pegs. The assortment that contains her is no longer shipping and she will not be carried forward into at least the next two waves. And no, Hasbro did not cancel any other EU figures. They were producing very few as is and just stopped moving new ones into production when it became obvious Disney would move away from the EU (aka when Disney bought Lucasfilm).

    Long story short, the Mara Jade action figure cannot be used as proof for either side of the argument. She simply won a poll and went into production before Hasbro stopped dipping in to the EU pool.
  15. Immortiss Force Ghost

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    I don't follow the SW toy industry that closely, I just happened to be at my local Target store this afternoon and I took a look at the SW merchandise and happened to see the Mara Jade figure in the Black Series. First time I've seen it in the stores. Just kind of strikes me as weird since there never seems to be a lot of variety in the SW toy department in the last year. I'm not for or against and I never read the Thrawn Trilogy.
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  16. Momotaros Force Ghost

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    Mara Jade rumor is one of those rumors that will never died. No matter how many times it gets squashed. Some will bring it back to life. Shoot, we could get a trailer for episode VII in 6 months and people will still claim she could be in the movie just hidden or that she be in Episode VIII or IX. [face_laugh]
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  17. Young Yoda Jedi Master

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    http://www.express.co.uk/news/showb...-J-J-Abrams-cried-on-the-set-of-Downton-Abbey
  18. Young Yoda Jedi Master

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    Mara Jade ? [face_laugh] (sorry, I can't edit my post ; a window opens, but my post isn't there).
  19. Darth_Bertie Jedi Grand Master

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    I´ve always had the same issue here.
  20. T-R- Chosen One

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    When was it ever squashed? There are no reports saying that Luke isn't married, yet we have a few reports saying he is married to a character either based on Mara or Mara.

    Please point me to the squashing reports, or are they in the same report that claims that Boyega is the central character? You know, the report that doesn't exist [face_rofl]

    Also, not every character shows up in a trailer.
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  21. DarthWilliams Force Ghost

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    If anything, I think Hasbro releasing (and not recalling) a Mara figure is stronger evidence that she won't be in the film. I'd think Disney/LFL would want most fans' first exposure to her to be the official canonized version of the film and that they wouldn't want another version on the shelves that would end up seeming really odd in a year.
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  22. Django Fett Jedi Grand Master

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    Come on Hasbro release a Darth Plagueis, Jacen and Jaina Solo, Ben Skywalker and Asajj Ventress figures [face_laugh]
  23. JediGirl_Angelina Force Ghost

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    Crying here! =D=
  24. thisguyisnotajedi Jedi Grand Master

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    What are the chances that Hasbro leaks character names and descriptions before we ever find out?
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  25. Rickern Jedi Grand Master

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    Today I discovered this on IMDB. It says that Simon Fisher-Becker will appear as Master of Kroll (rumored).

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2488496/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

    This is first news for me. I've searched the forum but apparently nobody have discussed it yet.

    Does anybody know anything about him being on Ep VII or what the heck is a Master of Kroll?
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