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Report: Jesse Plemons looking unlikely for Episode VII

Jesse Plemons in BattleshipNo Jesse Plemons for Episode VII? The actor is in talks for the Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass with Johnny Depp, says The Hollywood Reporter. Black Mass, like Episode VII, is slated to begin filming in May.

Plemons’ name first came up for Star Wars in January; he was even confirmed as a possible contender (well, someone “we’ve talked to”) by J.J. Abrams not long after. Plemons, along with another actor THR mentions as probably being out, Matthew James Thomas, were reportedly in the mix last month.

Dominic Monaghan: Abrams’ Episode VII cast is mostly ‘unknowns’

In an interview with with Andy Riesmeyer on Ora.Tv’s Dweebcast, Dominic Monaghan reveals a little of what J.J. Abrams told him about casting Episode VII:

“We’ve talked a few times about it and he just said, ‘look, we’re putting together a cast of essentially unknowns, you know. We want to follow the kind of ’77, [A] New Hope type cast…. We don’t want to fall into that mistake of People going ‘Oh, it’s that guy from the thing!’”

Not a big surprise or a big reveal, but at this point, every little bit helps. (via)

Confirmed: Episode VII to be released in IMAX

A press release from Disney and the IMAX Corporation today confirms that Episode VII is among the upcoming Disney films that will be released in IMAX.

imax-logoHowever, it’s worth noting that director J.J. Abrams said earlier this year that he’s not particularly fond of shooting with the IMAX camera.

The other films are Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Maleficent, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Tomorrowland.

Confirmed: Episode VII takes place 30 years after Return of the Jedi, begins shooting in May

Star-Wars-logo-silver500There wasn’t a ton of Star Wars news out of the Disney earnings call today, but Bob Iger did confirm that not only they start filming in May, but that Episode VII will start about 30 years after Return of the Jedi. It will feature “a trio of new leads” and “several familiar faces.” For now, R2-D2 remains the only confirmed cast member.

And here it is from StarWars.com.