The grapevine has been rife with speculations as to who would be in the next Star Wars movie, "Star Wars 7," which is scheduled for release on December 18, 2015.
"Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch has hinted that he might be in this movie. "J.J. and I are friends, so yeah, possibly," he said in interview. "J.J." is "Star Wars 7" director J.J. Abrams.
Cumberbatch has also mentioned "Mission Impossible" stars Simon Pegg's involvement in the project. Pegg's appearance on the movie's Abu Dhabi set seems to have added legitimacy to rumors.
While Pegg has yet to make an official statement, he has said that if ever he does appear in "Star Wars 7," he will barely be recognizable, thanks to CGI magic.
Another possible addition is Jesse Plemons of "Friday Night Lights" and "Breaking Bad" fame. He is one of the actors being considered for the role of Ben Skywalker, Luke's son.
"Star Wars 7" features franchise veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. They will be joined by John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o, and Gwendoline Christie.
"Star Wars 7" is set to take place 30 years after "Return of the Jedi." This will be the first installment of the third "Star Wars" trilogy. The cast and crew are currently shooting on location in the island of Skellig Michael, Ireland.
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