Exclusive: Tudors Star In Talks To Join 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

– by L-R

STARWARSEXCLUSIVE Disney is working to produce a film that will continue the story of where 1983's Episode VI: Return of the Jedi left off.  Production on the seventh film in the series will start next year in the UK. Episode VII is expected to hit theaters in 2015.

Aside from the return (in an unknown capacity) of stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher (WE first broke Harrison Ford coming back), not much else is known.

My right hand man El Mayimbe recently heard that a young man who has only been in one major franchise movie (in a co-starring role) was in talks to star in the new Star Wars film.

Now, my source has told me more information…

This is a name that has been thrown around a lot, especially since he has a relationship with J.J. Abrams. He appeared in Mission Impossible: III, directed by Abrams.

Sounds like he already has it.

He's none other than…

The Tudors (2007-2010) star Jonathan Rhys Meyers.


As for what role he would be playing, we don’t know.

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi represented the end of the Star Wars series on film but the story for Episode VII will be original and written by Michael Arndt, whose writing credits include Toy Story 3 and the upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

So what do you think? Let us know below…And also EXPECT DENIALS FROM ABRAMS…Wasn’t he the one that said he wasn’t directing the next Star Wars movie? Didn't he deny the existence of a specific character in Star Trek Into Darkness?

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