Star Wars Episode 7: Stars consider cast inclusion

As we continue to investigate who may be in line to appear in the next Star Wars film our thoughts have strayed from what members of the cast we would love to see return, and now we are looking at possible fresh blood to reignite the trilogy. Star Wars Episode 7 will be a J.J. Abrams’ sequel and we are intrigued to find out what certain stars think of his films and the popular Star Wars franchise.

Many Star Wars fans were not overly impressed by the last prequel trilogy and many have requested that less attention is paid to CGI this time around. The actors involved in the prequel have not been overly criticized and the likes of Ewan McGregor, Terence Stamp, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Christopher Lee and Samuel L. Jackson were all decent additions in their own right, but the CGI Jar Jar Binks character was not so greatly received.

Over the last few months other actors have been asked about appearing in a Star Wars film and working with the likes of J.J. Abrams, and we have embedded a video below showing a handful of stars considering inclusion as part of the cast. Personally, I’m not a big fan of gravel voiced Jason Statham and to hear that he is not a big sci-fi fan is a relief, although others may not share the same sentiment.

It’s nice to see the likes of Ewan McGregor saying he would love to return, even though he conceives it would not really work, while Stanley Tucci jokingly quizzes the popularity of Star Wars, although we would love to see him in the cast brandishing a Lightsaber. Rachel Weisz talks about work with J.J. Abrams and her love for his version of Star Trek, while Mark Wahlberg talks about being approached by him to play Kirks dad, and states he would not turn down another offer from Abrams.

Mark Strong in another one we would love to see as a Jedi master or a Sith Lord, and he also comments about what Abrams has done for Star Trek, while Mila Kunis admits to being a Star Trek fan which is a shame because she would also make a great addition to the cast, although Star Wars fans may not appreciate her preference.

Eli Roth and Avengers director Joss Whedon also talk about how much they would have relished the opportunity to direct a Star Wars movie. While some fans have made suggestions about who they would like to see in Star Wars Episode 7, we are intrigued to know if you would like to see a balanced mix of older more established actors along with some younger up and coming talent?


  • Evo

    I found the video rather stupid.  Why even bother ask these people, they would only diminish what Star Wars is.  And as for these actors’ negative opinions, I just disagree with them.  And I suppose some of them were making an attempt at humor, but the only joke I gathered is the joke of any of them being in a Star Wars film.