Several new rumors regarding the new Star Wars movie have been posted by MarketSaw today. Hit the jump to find out what their source thinks the story of Episode 7 will be about, as well as some thoughts on the recent casting buzz...
Here's who their source think will end up in Episode 7:
"Ian McDiarmid, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Warwick Davies, Benedict Cumberbatch and Gary Oldman. I believe Cumberbatch and Oldman were pursued for the same role, but I don't know how that will work out with the script changes, but I'm told they are both involved."
On the current state of the project:
"Many Star Wars pre-production issues, an 'inadequate' central story which nobody would stamp off on, a problematic initial release date and an 'indecisive' director (J.J. Abrams) with the hardest gig in the industry. It's not going to be a cakewalk, but it will be a product shipping with the majority of its original parts."
On the potential story:
"Ultimately it's about twins, and which will take a path towards darkness and which will follow in their fathers footsteps, or at least that is what it used to be, that may come later as I think changes are being undertaken to bring the original cast into the forefront of the story leading to ramifications that lead up to the next generation of Skywalkers."On Harrison Ford and Indy:
"Regarding Harrison Ford, two more Indiana Jones features are in the negotiation stages as per Ford's contract clause on Star Wars, which is the primary reason he didn't 'publicly' or 'privately' commit, or so I'm told."
Actually most of the things they said we've heard before to some extent. The only new thing is about the potential plot. I really doubt the actual Episode 7 plot would leak just like that. If this outline is legit then it's probably from a part of Arndt's script that was scraped. So take these with the usual dosage of salt. :)
By the way I'm preparing an article for tomorrow for some other casting bits. Part of the story is again quite the opposite of what we've heard so far (in a similar way as the story about the spin-off movies being about characters not from the movieverse). So stay tuned for this one.
Source: MarketSaw (via JediNews)