According to The UK Times, the actor has recently been seen hanging out in J.J. Abrams' office, but its not a personal call. As production heats up on the sci-fi sequel, and Disney brings the hammer down demanding the film be released in 2015, the director is being forced to show his hand in terms of casting.
The official casting announcement is expected to hit sometime tomorrow. This, of course, like all LucasFilm news, has not been confirmed by the Studio or Disney.
A sure lock for a Best Actor nomination at this year's Oscars for his performance as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave, it was reported months ago that Chiwetel Ejiofor had read for a part. At this time, no character details are being discussed.
Be he Jedi or Sith? Will we actually get a real casting announcement this Sunday? Does anyone care any more?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.