Benedict Cumberbatch and Gary Oldman Close to Signing for Star Wars: Episode VII?
Market Saw recently got an update from their 'inside source' at LucasFilm, and now have a couple of new (or old, depending on how you look at it) rumors to share about Star Wars: Episode VII. According to this so-called 'very' reliable source, both previously rumored possible cast additions Benedict Cumberbatch and Gary Oldman, are close to signing on.
Apparently, both actors were up for the same role (despite their obvious age difference). It is not known how the new script by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan has changed or altered this character, or how it has now been split into two roles.
The source goes on to once again confirm many of the original cast members, news we've heard since the project was first announced nearly a year and a half ago. They claim that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels and Ian McDiarmid will be announced shortly. The new information here, though, is that Warwick Davis is returning as well. Does this mean we'll see the return of the Ewoks? Or is Warwick Davis, who not only appeared as Wicket W. Warwick the Ewok in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi but also played three other characters in the prequel trilogy, playing a new character? We don't know yet.
Market Saw's source claims that Harrison Ford is in talks for two more Indiana Jones movies, which are included as part of his contract clause for Star Wars: Episode VII. This is the primary reason he has not answered any questions about Star Wars: Episode VII in the press.
The source also had this to say about the potential storyline of the new trilogy as it has been rewritten.
"Ultimately it's about twins, and which will take a path towards darkness and which will follow in their fathers footsteps."
This, of course, is not new information as this is the story that has been rumored for a while now. Star Wars: Episode VII will set this storyline in motion, while focusing more on the original cast members, with the true arc between the twins to be fleshed out in Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX.