Last week, we mentioned a couple of casting rumors for Star Wars Episode VII involving Alex Pettyfer and Rachel Hurd-Wood. We also mentioned that Latino Review was reporting a huge casting announcement was in the offing. This could be that news. However, it is still just a rumor for the moment.
Another recent bit of news was that Benedict Cumberbatch had left Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak without a public reason being given. Now, it turns out the reason might be that he’s going to be reteaming with his director from Star Trek Into Darkness on the newest chapter of the Star Wars Saga.
Here’s what he recently told Total Film:
“I’ve already asked him if I can be a lightsaber and we’re in talks – about whirring sounds and the rates for the lights and everything [laughs].
“I thought, ‘Yeah, I grew up with them,’ and I just looked recently at when they were released and now I’m like, ‘No, I didn’t grow up with them, I was born with them.’ They were a huge part of my background, and my upbringing.
“I was much more connected to [Star Wars] as a kid, in the way that a lot of kids are because it’s immediate storytelling, very simple – a beautifully, outrageously simple narrative in a way – and a wonderful three-act melodrama, opera. And I loved them. I really, really loved those films and I always wanted to be Han Solo. Everything Harrison Ford did I just thought was the coolest thing ever.”