Star Wars Episode 7 News

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Possible Confirmation by Lucasfilm of the Alex Pettyfer - Rachel Hurd - Wood Rumor.


Few days ago a rumor was spread that Alex Pettyfer and Rachel Hurd-Wood have read for roles in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode 7. Now a Lucasfilm employee has turned to the fans for reactions about that rumor...



According to Latino Review's El Mayimbe's latest tweet - Lucasfilm made a post at the fan site "Obi Wants to Know Me" where they asked the fans about their reaction regarding the latest rumors:
"There have been some Star Wars casting rumors swirling lately and we'd love to hear your thoughts on them."

Here's a screen capture of the post:


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The site Obi Wants To Know Me is founded by Lucasfilm, and it's main purpose is of getting feedback from Star Wars fans. This current message on the site was written by Spencer Beidelman, Director of Consumer Insights at Lucasfilm. This really gives some credibility to this rumor. 

So far there has been a pretty big positive reaction to the Rachel Hurd-Wood rumor and not so positive for Alex Pettyfer. So can we assume that Rachel is really close to a contract? Well no one knows. Still it looks like the official announcement that we've been waiting for will definitely be about the cast. 

My guess is that Lucasfilm have already cast some relatively famous actors and are trying to fill the remaining parts with some young talents. When they do that then we'll get the much anticipated official announcement.

13 comments:

  1. As always... I can't wait. I'm pretty open minded. While I'm not really excited about any super famous actors... I wouldn't be against them if their roles/acting were great.

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  2. Rachel Hurd-Wood is way better actress. I think she can be next jennifer lawrence!

    The boy - alex can be some bad guys in dark side but not jedi or something like that.

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  3. Happy for Rachel Wood in most sites people were positive about here - in latino review 99% of opinions were positive for her. Now Alex Pettyfer is more like 50-50. Most people connect him with some movie about rape not sure why. And most of people opinions were against him.

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  4. First thing that i want JJ and K Keneddy to explain is will star wars 7 be more dark let's say PG 14 rating or stay free for kids! I think they should stay conservative here(may be only place where they should stay conservative ) and not taking risk. Star Wars always was free for all demos and people and kids really love star wars. I think episode 7 will be highest grossing of all time and AT LEAST 500 million$ will be from kids with all family etc. all over the world. So althou I want to be more dark the best way is to stay open for children too. In best interes of the series.

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    1. Considering Dark Knight got away with ramming a pencil into a mans skull... (while cleverly not showing it) and maintained a PG13. I'm not real worried about that. Not only that but lasers and lightsabers burn cleanly... It's fairly easy to keep a low rating.

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  5. >>Rachel Hurd-Wood is way better actress. I think she can be next >>jennifer lawrence!

    why not to use the original, Jenniffer, for the lead role? :D

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    1. Because it could potentially be distracting. It's better to have unknowns in major roles so you can just invest in the story and the dialogue.

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    2. As Hayden Christensen ruining completly the new SW movies?
      No thanks, I prefer "star" proven actors :D

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    3. Watch Rachel Wood acting. She is next huge star. And 30 million$ less expensive. Without any distracting. Will be NEW story fresh air and everybody will talk about her. 2 years ago nobody know jennifer lawrence too. That is how is creating star.

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  6. It really depend from the actors and is actor good. Rachel Hurd-Wood (as i said in my post) great actor and i think she is on same level as jennifer lawrence acting. Begore hunger games nobody know lawrence too. I saw her in The Burning Plain and she was outstanding. Now Rachel Hurd-Wood is litle known too but i saw her in Peter Pan and she was outstanding too. I think after Star Wars 7 she will be star like lawrence if not bigger. Buy the way i think main roles in Star Wars 7 8 and 9 for young actress(main leads) are two. So we will need one more good actres. Rose Leslie or Maisie Williams are all great choices. We don't need to pay 30+ million $ for expensive star that is in hunger games, x man films in 2014 and 2015. We will create our own stars! There are great actors and actress and JJ ABrams is so good finding new/fresh faces and real talented young actors/actress.

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  7. Jennifer Lawrence will be busy filming the next Hunger Games movie but I heard that she was approached about Star Wars.

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  8. Elle Fanning should be cast too. JJ find her and make her star and now with star wars she can be biggest star!

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  9. Rachel Hurd-Wood should be lock for Tenel Ka role!

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