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Bleeding Cool recently got their hands on the casting call for the new Star Wars film, and it’s a tease to be sure. It’s from the recently-announced open call in the U.K. and is completely confirmed and whatnot. For those who were hoping to get confirmation of characters past from tie-ins and other sources, no luck just yet. Let’s see if we can’t figure out who some of these fresh new faces will be playing…
The casting call goes as follows—keep in mind that these are verified lead characters, though listed in no significant order:
Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.
Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.
A late twenty-something male, fit, handsome and confident.
Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’t need to be particularly fit.
A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.
Forty-something male, fit, military type.
Thirty-something male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.
Granted, these breakdowns are about as generic as generic gets, but that doesn’t mean we can’t glean any information. The fact that we’re not getting any names could still mean that one or more of these younger people are Solos or Skywalkers. Since there are no names, we’ve got little to go on. The fact that there are two teenage women might indicate the female lead many fans have been rooting for, and the fact that they’re the same age could mean twins. (Or just best buddies, which would also be awesome.) My guess would be that the one labeled “independent” is our hero….
The seventy-something male could perhaps be a Jedi instructor, Episode VII’s answer to Obi-Wan Kenobi, and there’s only one person on the breakdown who is described as a military type, which is sort of relieving. Mr. Handsome-and-Confident sounds like he could be our Solo stand-in, and lots of people in this are “smart” or “intellectual.” Which I suppose is better than them being idiots?
It is a bit disappointing that outside these two female teens, the rest of the call is for male characters. Hopefully that percentage can be leveled by the time they hit production.