The women of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ speak out about the new Empire

4 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Casting search for young Han Solo in ‘Star Wars’ spin-off expands.

Harrison Ford is one of the very few people who have already seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams only finished it last week), and he’s served up a few words on it during an interview with Good Morning America.Instead, TIE fighters firing upon the Millennium Falcon take up the right side of the poster, while Boyega is tucked under Han Solo and Princess Leia – an odd choice as he’s the male lead of the hotly-anticipated sci-fi epic.Just days after Carrie Fisher (aka Princess Leia) said that she felt under pressure to lose weight in order to appear in the upcoming film, the actor behind Luke Skywalker has said that he too changed his diet while preparing to shoot the title. A poster on a Star Wars forum wrote: “Every Asian poster for the film that I am aware of has decreased the size of Finn’s image and or moved him further back into the background of the images of the posters.” “This is no mere coincidence,” the fan continued. “This is how Asian markets treat characters played by black actors other than Will Smith.

Hamill and Fisher reprise their iconic roles as Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in JJ Abrams’ film, joined by fellow original Star Wars lead Harrison Ford. The director had some reassuring words regarding the film’s lightsaber duels earlier in the week, saying they would feel more “primitive and rougher” like the ones in the original trilogy rather than be about CGI and acrobatics like in the prequels.

Actors thought to have auditioned for the role include Kick-Ass’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Whiplash’s Miles Teller and Now You See Me’s Dave Franco. The as-yet-untitled Solo film is due to start shooting in January 2017, with a projected release date in May 2018 following Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is to be written and directed by Rian Johnson and released in 2017.

Alongside the returning trio of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, the film’s cast includes Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o and Andy Serkis.

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