Has Chiwetel Ejiofor Joined ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’?

The ‘12 Years A Slave’ star has been hanging out with J.J. Abrams. An official casting announcement is expected tomorrow.
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Has Chiwetel Ejiofor Joined ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’?

Is Chiwetel Ejiofor the first to be officially cast in Star Wars Episode VII? How about a little Firefly in your Star Wars? Jedi News has a late breaking story that Serenity star Chiwetel Ejiofor has officially joined Star Wars: Episode VII

According to The UK Times, the actor has recently been seen hanging out in J.J. Abrams' office, but its not a personal call. As production heats up on the sci-fi sequel, and Disney brings the hammer down demanding the film be released in 2015, the director is being forced to show his hand in terms of casting.

The official casting announcement is expected to hit sometime tomorrow. This, of course, like all LucasFilm news, has not been confirmed by the Studio or Disney.

A sure lock for a Best Actor nomination at this year's Oscars for his performance as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave, it was reported months ago that Chiwetel Ejiofor had read for a part. At this time, no character details are being discussed.

Be he Jedi or Sith? Will we actually get a real casting announcement this Sunday? Does anyone care any more?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015.

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