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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

EPISODE VII: COULD THE NEXT YOUNG JEDI HERO BE... WILL POULTER?

Poulter in Wild Bill. Image: UNIVERSAL.
Currently promoting his new US film, the comedy We're the Millers, opposite Jennifer Aniston, former child actor, and British star, Will Poulter talked to the UK's METRO newspaper today and revealed a fascinating titbit that may be relevant to the upcoming UK filming of EPISODE VII, starting in January 2014.

Here's the excerpt:

METRO: Do you still live at home in west London?

POULTER: I do but I'm sort of between different places at the moment. I'm, er, moving into a new area for the shooting of a new movie. That's all I can say. I can't tell you what it is or where I'm going for months yet, possibly even next year because it's a bit of a hush-hush one.

Interesting, eh...

Though the next film's likely older, well-known stars are probably not cast yet, or perhaps not locked down/scheduled contractually until at least this November/December, it is more than certain that the majority of the films younger actors are already cast and in place. Poulter may fit the bill for the EPISODE VII casting call, which officially read: "Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking." Poulter is definitely a star on the rise, and I recall he had some fun moments in the third CHRONICLES OF NARNIA movie.

I doubt we'll have the entire list of new actors for EPISODE VII until the movie officially begins shooting - the same situation applying as to whether the original gang of three from the Classic Trilogy will also be officially returning...

1 comment:

James The Movie Reviewer said...

Even though Poulter is said to be hilarious in "We're the Millers," I honestly can't see him in anything other than a small supporting role. I kind of hoping that he will not play a role in the new movie.

-James