Rumour: Jack O’Connell in running for Episode VII?

Bleeding Cool are reporting that 23 year old British actor Jack O’Connell has met with J.J. Abrams regarding a possible role in Episode VII.

O’Connell, who is currently in the British series Skins and who will be seen next year in 300: Rise of an Empire, joins a long list of Brits rumoured to be in the first film of the sequel trilogy. This is not really a surprise, given that filming will take place in the U.K., but gone are the days of Aussie and Kiwi accents in a galaxy far, far away, I’m afraid.

That said, I think we’re approaching casting rumour fatigue. We probably won’t get real casting news ’til February or March next year, and in the meantime, it’s all getting a bit repetitious. I’d like to think Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor are likely, but so many names are being tossed around that who’s in is anybody’s guess at this point.


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