Just when all seemed to be going a little quiet on the Star Wars front, various outlets are reporting that Jesse Plemons, Todd in AMC’s Breaking Bad, is in talks for a lead role in J.J. Abrams upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. The actor is also known for his appearances in the likes of Friday Night Lights, Battleship and The Master.
In terms of the role in question, Plemons is set to meet Abrams next week after the director was impressed with an audition that Plemons did for the film. The assumption is that the character he will be discussing with Abrams is Luke Skywalker’s son. In fact, The Wrap claim to have three different sources all confirming the ‘Luke’s son’ role as being what Plemons is up for.
Expect more on this as it develops.
Star Wars: Episode VII is currently scheduled for an 18th December, 2015 release.