At today's Shareholder meeting, Disney head honcho Bob Iger stated that the next Star Wars epic will begin filming in May, as well as unleashing the following bombshell on us!
“Rumor has it that almost every actor in the world has been cast in this movie, but so far, the official cast member that we’ve confirmed, the only one, is R2D2. Played by R2D2,”
OK, so not a huge bombshell, but the movie has not even had its villain officially cast yet , though “Girls” actor Adam Driver is in talks for the role. Several other names have been attached to the film too, such as “Downton Abbey” thesp Ed Speleers, “Attack the Block” star John Boyega, “Breaking Bad” and “Friday Night Light’s” Jesse Plemons and theater actors Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher. Hopefully we'll find out more as we get closer to the start of filming; May 4th seems like a safe bet. Just think of the headlines.
The J.J. Abrams-led epic is set to send us to a galaxy far, far away once again on December 18, 2015.