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Who Gary Oldman could potentially play in Star Wars Episode VII

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Movie news keep reporting that every actor in Hollywood has been approached for a role in Star Wars Episode VII. Recently Gary Oldman has been reported to have been offered a role in the film but if he will take it or not has yet to be confirmed. In an interview Oldman seemed keen on the idea but would only believe it once he is on a plane to London to shoot the film. Who will he play though? Will he play a villain? He has played some really iconic villains in his time but not recently. Maybe he will play someone who already exists in the Star Wars universe.

Obi-Wan Kenobi. Here me out. Gary Oldman without a doubt is a great actor and would be able to pull the role off. Oldman is approaching the same age as Alec Guinness was when he played the role. Not to mention the fact that both Alec Guinness and Gary Oldman have played the character George Smiley in separate versions of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. People clearly saw something in Gary Oldman for him to play the role of George Smiley. Why couldn’t he play another character Guinness has played. I would really be up for seeing this. Other than having Ewan McGregor playing the role I think Oldman would be perfect. 

This is clearly just a suggestion but it may not be a million miles off. What do you think? Could Gary Oldman play the role of Obi-Wan? Please comment below and thanks for reading. 

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Star Wars VII Release Date and Casting

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Star Wars Episode VII has faced some issues lately with J.J Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan were forced to finish the script due Michael Arndt dropping out. Apparently due to this producers wanted to delay the film till 2016 but Disney did not approve. However they have announced the film will hit cinemas on December 18th 2015. At least the film will still come out in 2015 but I am upset that it wont have a summer release. I do think that the film will do fine financially with this date anyway.

Disney has also released a casting call for two leads. The casting call does not specifically say these are for Star Wars but I think it is safe to assume that they are. They are looking for a young female actress in her late teens and a male actor in his early twenties. This is an open casting call to actors and actresses in the UK. I do think that it is a good idea to cast unknown actors as we will not compare these actors to their other roles. Casting a famous lead would make us associate these characters with their other roles.

The open casting will wrap up at the end of November and I assume that we will get a casting announcement before Christmas. This may change but I do think that we are due something to tease us. D23 and Comic Con showed nothing to do with Star Wars. As the Script has likely just been finished I assume that once casting is complete we will get something. An announcement at least.

Star Wars is due to start production in Spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios in the UK. Due to the release date and schedules of those involved I reckon we will get a teaser trailer at the end of 2014, maybe exactly a year before its release. We still have a really long time to wait for the film to be released but I am sure it will come round fairly quickly.

What do you think of the release date? Are you annoyed about it being pushed back? Are you happy about open casting? Please comment below and thanks for reading.