'Star Wars VII' character breakdowns give a teeny bit of insight
June 20th, 2013
06:30 PM ET

'Star Wars VII' character breakdowns give a teeny bit of insight

The Rebel Alliance has apparently begun recruitment.

The website Bleeding Cool News reports that casting has begun in the U.K., and has posted confirmed casting breakdowns for "Star Wars Episode VII," pointing to a list of seven descriptions of possible character types, a sampling of which you can see below:

1. "Young 20-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking"

2. "A late 20-something male, fit, handsome and confident"

3. "70-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanor"

4. "Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humor"

5. "A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit"

They're admittedly vague descriptions, but they do give fans a little insight into what type of far, far away galaxy J.J. Abrams and writer Michael Arndt are planning to create. Up to this point, the speculation about "Star Wars VII's" casting focused on whether actors like Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher would reprise their roles, but these new descriptions gives us an idea of who the new "Star Wars" characters may be.

That being said, fans may be more excited if the next casting sheet is looking for a "bounty hunter type, with cool helmet."

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    July 16, 2013 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  4. Print out all my comments...all due too 35...thanks...and she will get more today especially for her pittyful morning...gross...


    July 16, 2013 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. timmeee!!!

    Hey maybe in the movie a ship will go through a rip in space and change the whole time line and we will see everyone when they were young again. Oh wait.....

    July 16, 2013 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. brutemacarthur

    I can see the cookie-cutter plot baking before my eyes.

    July 15, 2013 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  7. the toe nail photo--daz why you got this weekend


    July 14, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Harlowe Thrombey

    See? He's already ruining it. J.J. Abrams, the director who is into Action, Focus Groups, Zoomed in Cameras, and lens flares, is adopting yet another Hollywood bullship rule: that you have to have young people to attract young people.

    Bullship! There he goes again.

    July 14, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ben franklin

    I don't care how much hype this movie gets. i predict a horrible crap movie like the last 3 Lucas star wars movies. Lucas knows very well how to make a brilliant movie, clearly he dumbed them down on purpose. Like almost all of them are nowadays. Haven't been to the movies in 2 years, later renting/viewing of "must see" movies at red box proved that was a financially sound decision. I even dropped my cable movie channels to save $8 that's how crap the movies are nowadays.

    July 14, 2013 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jeffpb

    Oh, and J.J., stop the close ups with every other shot. I don't need to see the actor's pimples.

    July 10, 2013 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jeffpb

    I wonder if J.J. Abrams will shine lights in our face for 3/4 of the movie like does in his Star Trek films? Point the lights away from the camera lens J.J.!

    July 10, 2013 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jealousy, abuse, control......i would say more jealousy then anything else...not even teenagers do these things...

    July 7, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |

    the production sucked from day 1 however we were able too watch it. she said my mothers private parts were dark...I believe it was golden blog night and this week sometime–doesn't matter how she says her stupid comments its the que
    that counts....thanks...

    July 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. So what's new?

    Sounds like a casting call for A New Hope except with Leia split into two younger people. Yawn.

    July 7, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Stars Wars is a wonderful movie and well respected in the industry and has made contacts all over the world....the BIG KAHUNA is in charge now...organization must take place


    June 27, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  16. docmartian

    i hope spock blows up tatooine as a cross-franchise grudgebleep.

    June 27, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Helaina Hinson

    I'm hoping and praying the new director tosses all those horrible books aside, and we don't see Mara Jade, the Solo twins, and all those characters. START OVER! START OVER! START OVER! PLEASE!!!! The universe since the "Return of the Jedi" is a complete suckfest.

    June 24, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Veritas Lavinga

    The expanded universe is canon and approved by George Lucas. It will be incorporated into the new movies, like it or not. Chewbacca is dead shortly after the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the Star Wars Galaxy. Whether this movie trilogy takes place before that or not is unknown, likely before.

    June 24, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • alex

      I'd imagine way before that point. Too many new characters are included in the EU before that point. Hopefully they keep to some of the canon.

      June 26, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Dobbs

      Not true, as explained here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_canon#The_Holocron

      The highest level of canon is the movies, the novelizations of the movies and anything that came out of Lucas' mouth. Everything else is a lower rung of canon that is subordinate and subject to the core canon. The canon of EU material is tenuous, as evidenced by the fact that the prequels rendered a lot of EU material non-canon.

      July 3, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Eeebee

    The expanded Star Wars universe is NOT part of the Star Wars universe. Get over it.

    June 24, 2013 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  20. Cable News

    Great stuff

    June 21, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Marteka

    i'm scared of her-

    June 21, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Clif

    The 70's character is obviously Boba Fett. Then there is Jacen and Jaina. The second young female is Mara Jade when she was the Emperor's Hand. Scarlett Johansson or Isla Fisher are supposed to be current Mara Jade Skywalker. Timothy Zahn was asked to give a rough outline of a story. One of 6 canon writers asked.

    June 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Max Rebo

      Boba Fett?! It's obviously going to be Han Solo... Abrams has publicly stated that they aren't going to stay true to any Expanded Universe novels, and are creating a story set farther in the future. Jaina and Jacen and Anakin most likely won't be part of the story.

      June 22, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • JonfromLI

      Didn't Boba Fett get eaten by the Sarlacc?

      June 24, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Aaron

      How in the world could Mara be in her "late teens" while Luke, who is supposed to be in the movie, is in his 60s? There will be no Mara Jade in this movie. All signs point to a completely different story from EU. I read a ton of those books, some good, some bad, and they were fun, but the movies are where it's at. I'm picturing young Jedi trainees, i.e., children of Han and Leia (not necessarily with names we recognize) carrying the brunt of the story arc, while the original cast play supporting roles. Luke will not have a woman at all and will be a hermit-like Jedi master in the mold of Obi-Wan and Yoda. And I'm envisioning a major character dying in the first picture to help galvanize and focus the new Jedi. Hopefully there will be no rehash plots of good turning to evil like they did in the books. Been there done that. I'm guessing the antagonists will either be a resurgent Empire or rogue Sith element or a combination of both. They could also include a completely alien invader type unseen in any other SW movie. There are many of these elements in the EU novels in some shape or form but look for the movie to treat them in new and interesting ways. And hopefully there will be more focus on character development and story than on cool things that can be made into toys for parents to buy for their kids.

      June 26, 2013 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
    • alex

      I hope they try to make Heir to the Empire. Then the 70yr old would be C'Baoth.

      June 26, 2013 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  23. For SoKKKman's sake, let's hope there are now black people in the new Star Wars films

    We know from his past comments how he truly feels about those "knee grows," as he referred to them.

    June 21, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Bluedestiny

    I see an Anakin, Jacen, and Jaina in the mix... keep to canon... yay.

    June 21, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  25. outsky.

    night i's

    June 20, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Sokman

    Sounds like Disney meets Nickelodeon in a galaxy far far away. I imagine the Jonas Bros will be sitting on the Jedi council

    June 20, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Too true. With descriptions like that they might as well just make the central character Jar jar binks.

      June 21, 2013 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |

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