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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  • instead8909 • 2 years ago

    @Brizzy no one speaks down to me. You're not better than me, your not smarter, go f*ck your self and shove it where the sun don't shine.

    Only two there is, Only two there is,Only two there is,Only two there is,Only two there is,Only two there is,Only two there is,Only two there is,Only two there is...

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    • ObiWanShinobi • 2 years ago

      Lol you're a joke. Trust me kid you're the idiot. There's three people talking down to you, telling you how stupid you are. You gave up the argument when you made a quote & didn't have a legitimate response to my previous comment while also starting a sentence off with the word "and". Stupid ass. @Brizzy

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      • Brizzy • 2 years ago

        @instead8909 Dont get mad because you lost an argument, it happens to all of us.

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        • instead8909 • 2 years ago

          @Brizzy your really pissing me off, now GET OFF THIS SITE.

          MW kick this user off and ban him.

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          • Brizzy • 2 years ago

            @ObiWanShinobi "One cannot win an argument against a wall."

            How f*cking true. Just leave, please. And dont reproduce.

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            • ObiWanShinobi • 2 years ago

              How can you call me a dumbass when at no point you said you were talking about the extended universe? Me & Goku were obviously talking about the Star Wars films. The argument is not that their can't be two or more siths but that there's never been more than two IN A MOVIE SHOWN AT THE SAME TIME. The majority of the extended universe is basically fan fiction anyway. Stop commenting, no one likes you. You're just another *sshole who can't admit he's wrong. @Brizzy

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              • Brizzy • 2 years ago

                @instead8909 That's actually supposed to be one word.. Jackass. Don't talk sh*t if you can't back up your response with atleast a little bit of intelligence.

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                • therealGoku • 2 years ago

                  @narrator jus because someone has a lightsaber doesn't make them "Sith" or "Jedi"

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                  • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                    @Brizzy you shouldn't be calling people dumb since your the dumb one. Now off you go Jack Ass.

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                    • Brizzy • 2 years ago

                      @instead8909 Oh my f*cking god my head is seriously hurting from you dumb people.. I AM a fan of Star Wars. I haven't said ANYTHING bad about the franchise. Im just saying, and this is my last f*cking time saying it: there is no RULE, that there HAS TO BE ONLY 2 SITH LORDS IN ONE MOVIE. Kay? That's it! There is no rule for it! The ONLY REASON it has been so thus far is because it has suited the storylines perfectly. You do realise that Darth Maul, Palpatine and Tyranus were alive during the same time in the trilogy, right? They were all sith, and they were all alive during the same time. If you people would only read my damn comments then I wouldn't have to continue with this nonsensical argument with a bunch of fools who don't seem to comprehend the fact that they and Lucas have no say in the storylines in the movies. It is all Disneys property now, they call the shots. If they want to, they can add MORE THAN 2. End of the story.

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                      • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                        @Brizzy I suggest that you leave the site, your worked your self up for nothing. Your comments are rubbish and have no point to them, if your not a fan then say so.

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                        • Brizzy • 2 years ago

                          @instead8909 IT DOESN'T MATTER ABOUT WHAT HAS BEEN. What the f*ck is it that you people dont understand?

                          It's a new studio. It's a new producer. A new director.

                          Lucas is nothing but a creative consultant, Disney OWNS Star Wars now and they can do whatever the f*ck they want.

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                          • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                            @Brizzy you wrote it in your first posting.

                            Get facts straight - there has only been two.

                            I think your confused over the animated version to the actual films, the animated version isn't cannon.

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                            • Brizzy • 2 years ago

                              @ObiWanShinobi I am talking about the entire universe as a whole, dumbass. Atleast read my comments thoroughly before responding. Also, who gives a f*ck what a bunch of star wars nerds think? @therealGoku When in the flying hell did I write "dumbest sh*t i've ever heard"?

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                              • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 2 years ago

                                Its getting all a bit boring now tbh

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                                • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                  @2movieguys I agree!

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                                  • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                                    The extended universe, doesn't count, books or comic's, Lucas made that statement long ago.

                                    All I wanted from the new films was to explore other characters than the ones I grew up with, but no. It had to go to Luke and Leia.

                                    Oh well, lets see what happens.

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                                    • ObiWanShinobi • 2 years ago

                                      The extended universe isn't relevant, it's Star Wars Episode SEVEN, everything thats been shown & talked about in the saga is the basis of the argument. There has been only two sith in each episode, which Brizzy called "The dumbest sh*t he's ever heard" when in fact he's wrong. @narrator

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                                      • ridgl • 2 years ago

                                        Where's this announcement, movieweb?

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                                        • 2movieguys • 2 years ago

                                          Interesting choice!

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