This weekend’s San Diego Comic Con slate was stacked with appearances from almost every major nerd property, from Batman to X-Men. However, Star Wars was conspicuously absent from the convention.
Latino Review’s El Mayimbe announced today that there was a good reason for that. Disney is apparently waiting for their own D23 Expo to make some big announcements about the property. He speculates that this will be a good opportunity to make some announcements on the additions to the cast.
Mayimbe says that Leonardo DiCaprio was in talks to join Star Wars, but he dropped out to pursue a role in the new Robotech film. Mayimbe’s sources also inform him that two stars have recently been courted for big roles in the past two weeks.
According to El Mayimbe, Episode 7 will be taking place thirty years after the events of Return of the Jedi. The roles that Efron and Gosling are up for are the children of the original trilogy’s heroes. Efron could possibly be one of Han Solo’s sons, but Maybimbe doesn’t know for sure. However, he does know that Gosling went in for the role of Luke Skywalker’s son.
I’m sure that there will be many fans out there who dislike the possibility of these two being in Episode 7. They’ll probably say things like, “Why are they going after pretty boys with no talent?” Anyone who has that opinion can shut up. Both Gosling and Efron may still be the dream guys of many millions of girls all around the planet, but they are both very talented actors. In my opinion, they’d be excellent additions to the cast. I especially think that Gosling would be a great choice to be Luke’s son. He does seem to have a Skywalker thing about him. Efron could easily be one of the Solo boys.
The D23 Expo is only three weeks away, and will take place August 9-11 in Anaheim, California.
What do you think of the idea of these two being in Star Wars? Are you excited that we’re starting to get some casting news beyond the original actors? Do you think that these two will do a good job if they are cast? Why don’t you just tell us what you think in the comments below?
Source: Latino Review