Saoirse Ronan Circling 'Star Wars' & Cumberbatch Still in the Mix?
Once again, with this news not coming from the official channels at Disney, we're going to take them with a grain of salt. But since the House of Mouse is being very mum on the development of the eagerly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, these rumors give us some food for thought. First up is that The Lovely Bones and The Host star Saoirse Ronan has read for one of the female leads in the role. Keep in mind that tons of people have been reading for these roles, but it's interesting to note that Ronan turned down a role as Scarlet Witch in Marvel's sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which also happens to call Disney home.
Latino Review has the report, but they're not sure what part Ronan was reading for, but they do indicate that there might be a female villain in the mix as well. Of course, they think she might be reading for the role of Han Solo and Princess Leia's daughter. These character details seem to be the foggiest bits of the reports since our sources haven't confirmed the existence of either of these characters, but it's hard to know what's really going on behind the scenes
But that's not the only nugget of information mentioned. Following the rumors that Benedict Cumberbatch was up for a role in Star Wars, the actor debunked them himself while doing press at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. But that hasn't shaken Latino Review, because they're the ones who reported that Cumberbatch was playing Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness while the actor, J.J. Abrams and everyone else flat out lied to contain the mystery. In fact, this newest report says that not only will Cumberbatch be in Episode VII, but his role will be one that will get much bigger in Episode VIII and Episode IX. Again, take this all with a grain of salt for now. Thoughts?