Rumours have been flying about the actors that will be starring in the long-awaiting Star Wars: Episode VII. The rumoured line-up for the next movie in the huge franchise has got everyone talking - apart from director J.J. Abrams that is.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the director revealed the approach he will be taking in the next installment of the sci-fi blockbuster:
“It’s been nice see that how important it is and to be reminded how important it is to so many people. We all know that (George Lucas's) dream has become almost a religion to some people. I remember reading a thing somewhere, someone wrote about just wanting (Episode VII) to feel real; to feel authentic.”
J.J said he wants the movie to have just the right mix of reality and fantasy:
“I remember I felt that way when I was 11 years old when I saw the first one. As much of a fairy tale as it was, it felt real. And to me, that is exactly right.”
Star Wars director J.J Abrams at the Blu-Ray and DVD debut of Star Trek: Into the Darkness (WENN)
Although he kept tight lipped about the actors that will be playing the all important roles in the film - it hasn't stopped fans from guessing who will be cast.
Actors that are tipped for the part include David Oyelowo (who starred in 'The Paperboy', and 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes') and Michael B. Jordan (who appeared in 'Chronicle' and 'Fruitvale Station').
The Latino Review newspaper who reported the news, also say that Benedict Cumberbatch will be joining the cast, although he has denied the rumours.
It's claimed that some of the filming of the seventh episode of Star Wars will take place Las Cruces, New Mexico.