Possible Casting Breakdown for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Revealed

     June 19, 2013

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As director J.J. Abrams gears up to start production on Star Wars: Episode VII early next year, the filmmaker has presumably begun thinking about casting for the highly anticipated sequel.  A rumored casting breakdown hit the web a week ago that claimed Han and Lei’s twin children would be the protagonists of the film, but given that it read like it was written by a 14-year-old fanboy and revealed way more than typical casting breakdowns normally do, we were dubious of its validity.  Now another casting breakdown has hit the web, and this one seems much more solid.

Apparently the Star Wars casting directors have sent out a brief breakdown of the film’s lead characters to agents in the US and UK, and the list reveals that the main cast involves two teenage girls, two young men in their 20s, two middle-aged men, and another older man around age 70.  Hit the jump to read the full breakdowns and let the guessing games begin.

star-wars-episode-4-poster-drew-struzanThe folks over at Bleeding Cool are claiming that they have 100% confirmation that this breakdown is real, and it certainly reads like an official one.  Here are the possible lead characters, which are not necessarily listed in order of importance:

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.

We’ve been hearing for some time now that the chief protagonist of Star Wars: Episode VII would be a young female, and this breakdown certainly includes two characters that would fit that bill.  There’s bound to be at least some familial connection to the Skywalker family in these new leads, so get those creative juices flowing and let us know in the comments how you think each of these characters will fit into the story.

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