One of These Actors Will Be the Star of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’…Probably

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bill-swift - March 14, 2014

Well it's only taken a year, but it seems as though J.J. Abrams is finally getting close to almost making a decision about who will star in the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII. Maybe.

We've known for a while that the stars of the originalStar Wars trilogy are all lined up, and a few weeks ago we found out Adam Driver will be playing the bad guy. Now, thanks to the folk over at Variety, we have word that, for the role of Head Good Guy Jedi, Abrams has it narrowed down to five actors: Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), and two other guys who aren't important because they are theater actors.

Okay fine, the other two are Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher.

Unfortunately we don't know exactly what the role of "Head Good Guy Jedi" will look like yet. Sources say the original draft of Episode VII by Michael Arndt focused on Han and Leia's kids. However, the new draft cooked up by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan puts the Solo kids on the back burner and instead focuses on some new Jedi hero.

Of course, nothing is final just yet. It's still quite possible that Abrams will pull a fast one on us and casts someone else as the main protagonist. But all the other rumors we've heard recently have panned on, so you'd have to think one of this guys will be on set with Star Wars: Episode VII begins filming some time this summer.

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