First Casting Call for Star Wars Episode VII leaks

Star WarsPretty much everyone (even those not so sure about the films) is hanging on tenderhooks waiting for information about the new trilogy of Star Wars films that were announced in conjunction with Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm last October. But news has been sparse besides confirmation that the original trio of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher will be involved, Michael Arndt penning the script, and J. J. Abrams on board to direct. There have been rumors of a female lead (please?), and much speculation based on the extended universe of the novels, but little real info about the films themselves has been revealed.

Now we have our first real teaser in the form of a leaked casting call. Though don’t get too excited, it’s still pretty vague.

The following are vague character types they’re looking to cast.

  • 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.

Yeah, it’s not a lot. And don’t get too excited about that order, thinking the late-teen female might be your lead, because honestly the order means nothing. Our “Forty something male, fit, military type” could easily be the lead (though we doubt it).

So, it doesn’t tell us much, but it’s likely this is just the beginning. Speculate away!