JJ Abrams is channeling A New Hope for his upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, and we are filled with the fire of Tatooine's two suns we're that excited!
According to Lost-alumni Dominic Monaghan, JJ is looking to cast some fresh new faces for this new galactic installation:
"We’ve talked a few times about it and he said 'We’re putting together a cast of unknowns – we want to follow the ’77 New Hope cast because obviously Harrison Ford wasn’t well known at that point, Mark Hamill wasn’t and Carrie Fisher wasn’t either'…What he said was, 'We don’t want to fall into that mistake of people going 'Oh it’s that guy from that thing!' and then you’re completely out of the Star Wars universe.'"
Our lightsabers just went from off to fully extended this news is so hot!
Rather than have well known stars war over the parts, it makes sense to have someone completely knew define the role themselves!
Maybe the next big Star Wars actor is picking up some power converters at Tosche station as we speak!
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