Has Chiwetel Ejiofor Joined ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’?

The ‘12 Years A Slave’ star has been hanging out with J.J. Abrams. An official casting announcement is expected tomorrow.

Is Chiwetel Ejiofor the first to be officially cast in Star Wars Episode VII?
Is Chiwetel Ejiofor the first to be officially cast in Star Wars Episode VII?
How about a little Firefly in your Star Wars? Jedi News has a late breaking story that Serenity star Chiwetel Ejiofor has officially joined Star Wars: Episode VII

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, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

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  1. WongFu

    @Brizzy no one speaks down to me. You're not better than me, your not smarter, go f*ck your self and shove it where the sun don't shine.

    Only two there is, Only two there is,Only two there is,Only two there is,Only two there is,Only two there is,Only two there is,Only two there is,Only two there is...

    1 year agoby @instead8909Flag

  2. ObiWanShinobi

    Lol you're a joke. Trust me kid you're the idiot. There's three people talking down to you, telling you how stupid you are. You gave up the argument when you made a quote & didn't have a legitimate response to my previous comment while also starting a sentence off with the word "and". Stupid ass. @Brizzy

    1 year agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  3. Brizzy

    @instead8909 Dont get mad because you lost an argument, it happens to all of us.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  4. WongFu

    @Brizzy your really pissing me off, now GET OFF THIS SITE.

    MW kick this user off and ban him.

    1 year agoby @instead8909Flag

  5. Brizzy

    @ObiWanShinobi "One cannot win an argument against a wall."
    How f*cking true. Just leave, please. And dont reproduce.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  6. ObiWanShinobi

    How can you call me a dumbass when at no point you said you were talking about the extended universe? Me & Goku were obviously talking about the Star Wars films. The argument is not that their can't be two or more siths but that there's never been more than two IN A MOVIE SHOWN AT THE SAME TIME. The majority of the extended universe is basically fan fiction anyway. Stop commenting, no one likes you. You're just another *sshole who can't admit he's wrong. @Brizzy

    1 year agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  7. Brizzy

    @instead8909 That's actually supposed to be one word.. Jackass. Don't talk sh*t if you can't back up your response with atleast a little bit of intelligence.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  8. The Real Goku

    @narrator jus because someone has a lightsaber doesn't make them "Sith" or "Jedi"

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  9. WongFu

    @Brizzy you shouldn't be calling people dumb since your the dumb one. Now off you go Jack Ass.

    1 year agoby @instead8909Flag

  10. Brizzy

    @instead8909 Oh my f*cking god my head is seriously hurting from you dumb people.. I AM a fan of Star Wars. I haven't said ANYTHING bad about the franchise. Im just saying, and this is my last f*cking time saying it: there is no RULE, that there HAS TO BE ONLY 2 SITH LORDS IN ONE MOVIE. Kay? That's it! There is no rule for it! The ONLY REASON it has been so thus far is because it has suited the storylines perfectly. You do realise that Darth Maul, Palpatine and Tyranus were alive during the same time in the trilogy, right? They were all sith, and they were all alive during the same time. If you people would only read my damn comments then I wouldn't have to continue with this nonsensical argument with a bunch of fools who don't seem to comprehend the fact that they and Lucas have no say in the storylines in the movies. It is all Disneys property now, they call the shots. If they want to, they can add MORE THAN 2. End of the story.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  11. WongFu

    @Brizzy I suggest that you leave the site, your worked your self up for nothing. Your comments are rubbish and have no point to them, if your not a fan then say so.

    1 year agoby @instead8909Flag

  12. Brizzy

    @instead8909 IT DOESN'T MATTER ABOUT WHAT HAS BEEN. What the f*ck is it that you people dont understand?
    It's a new studio. It's a new producer. A new director.
    Lucas is nothing but a creative consultant, Disney OWNS Star Wars now and they can do whatever the f*ck they want.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  13. WongFu

    @Brizzy you wrote it in your first posting.
    Get facts straight - there has only been two.
    I think your confused over the animated version to the actual films, the animated version isn't cannon.

    1 year agoby @instead8909Flag

  14. Brizzy

    @ObiWanShinobi I am talking about the entire universe as a whole, dumbass. Atleast read my comments thoroughly before responding. Also, who gives a f*ck what a bunch of star wars nerds think? @therealGoku When in the flying hell did I write "dumbest sh*t i've ever heard"?

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  15. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Its getting all a bit boring now tbh

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  16. WongFu

    The extended universe, doesn't count, books or comic's, Lucas made that statement long ago.
    All I wanted from the new films was to explore other characters than the ones I grew up with, but no. It had to go to Luke and Leia.
    Oh well, lets see what happens.

    1 year agoby @instead8909Flag

  17. ObiWanShinobi

    The extended universe isn't relevant, it's Star Wars Episode SEVEN, everything thats been shown & talked about in the saga is the basis of the argument. There has been only two sith in each episode, which Brizzy called "The dumbest sh*t he's ever heard" when in fact he's wrong. @narrator

    1 year agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  18. ridgl

    Where's this announcement, movieweb?

    1 year agoby @ridglFlag

  19. CelluloidDreams

    Interesting choice!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  20. the Narrator

    I hope this particular casting rumor is true. Chiwetel deserves more projects.

    As for the argument below me, is everyone forgetting the extended universe? There was once multiple "dark jedi" during several periods of time in the galaxy. During the Old Republic and the time before, there was no "Sith", per se. The "Brotherhood of Darkness" had a vast army able to contend and perhaps outnumber the numerous Jedi forces in the galaxy, raging all out war with one another for quite a while. Of course, after the "thought-bomb" occurred on that one planet whose name I can't remember, Bane and his new-found apprentice were the lone survivors, and thus began the Order of the Sith Lords, and with it, Bane's "rule of two". So yes, the actual "Sith" only ever have two members, though I'm pretty sure they can always have force wielding minions beneath them (they just won't be Sith lords). Then several thousand years later, during the time of Kil Skywalker, the "One Sith" organization began, wherein there were numerous Sith. So, both sides are sort of correct?

    1 year agoby @narratorFlag

  21. The Real Goku

    @Brizzy what made what I said "the dumbest sh*t you ever heard"?? You're making things up in your own head. Episode 7 hasn't been made yet. I'm asking u as of now when has there been more than 2 Sith at a time? Are you saying as of right now. What I'm saying is false??

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  22. ObiWanShinobi

    You're missing the point entirely & you're just making yourself look stupid, like I am actually showing the users on the Star Wars forums our argument & they are laughing at you. @Brizzy

    1 year agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  23. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @Brizzy Technically Mrs. Kennedy has control.

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  24. Brizzy

    @ObiWanShinobi Yeah, he is a CREATIVE CONSULTANT. Which is basically Disneys way of saying "yeah, we'll litsen to you consulting us. but we BOUGHT this movie from you. It's OURS. If we dont like your ideas, you can f*ck off. You may consult us, but you dont controll SH*T. JJ does."

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  25. Brizzy

    @therealGoku You just cant get it through your thick skull, can you? What has been and what MAY become are two very different things. At the end of the day the moviemakers controll it entirely and if they wish to, they can add more than one sith because even in the Star Wars history, there used to be more than simply 2 siths at one time. Now, im not saying there definitely will be more than two, im just saying that if the creators wanted to, they could very well make it a more vast army.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  26. Sean

    @instead8909 Oh, I had not known that he was in the show called Firefly, although i don't watch that show so that's why i didn't know he was in it.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  27. The Real Goku

    @Brizzy dude what are u talking about??? Lol it's ALWAYS been that way. There's actual quotes from the emperor himself. Stating the same. What makes u think any different?? Like I said you can't argue facts. When has there ever been more than 2?? Lol your argument is becoming invalid.

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  28. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides Indeed. I am waiting patiently for 12 Years to open up where I live. Might as well be Best Picture already with what people are describing as of late. This addition to the franchise will boost his career further.

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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