Jonathan Rhys Meyers Rumored for a Lead Role in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

'The Tudors' star is circling an unspecified character in director J.J. Abrams' highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel, which takes place years after 'Return of the Jedi'.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is circling a role in Star Wars: Episode VII
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is circling a role in Star Wars: Episode VII
The Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers is reportedly in talks for an unknown role in the highly-anticipated sequel Star Wars: Episode VII. If a deal is made, the actor will reunite with his Mission: Impossible III director J.J. Abrams.

No story details have been revealed yet, but Michael Arndt (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Toy Story 3) is currently working on the screenplay.

Back in March, George Lucas confirmed that the original Star Wars trilogy stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher are returning for Star Wars: Episode VII.

Earlier this month, we reported that production will begin in early 2014, with shooting to take place in the U.K.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars in the upcoming fantasy adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, arriving in theaters August 23.

Star Wars: Episode VII 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.

Sources: Latino Review

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  1. the MovieGhost

    Jacen Solo.

    1 year agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  2. the MovieGhost

    Have you seen him in The Tudors @dan1?

    1 year agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  3. ejk1

    @ObiWanShinobi Jacen Solo.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  4. ObiWanShinobi

    @ejk1 it's an original story. SO THERE WONT BE A JACEN SOLO. God. People keep saying Jacen Solo.

    1 year agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  5. undeadslayer4

    i doubt that

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  6. test-0001

    I would think he has been cast as Jagged Fel, and Jennifer Lawerence is going to be cast as Jaina Solo....but he could be the Clone Emperor.

    1 year agoby @test-0001Flag

  7. CoreyB

    He's a good actor and a good choice i guess. Get Tom Hardy in there as a sith and we'll be all set.

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  8. Dan

    Left field choice. I like it.

    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  9. Josh

    @ejk1 That'd be interesting, though quite a bit older than I expected them to cast. Either way, I would love to see Meyers in the movie. He's a really solid actor.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  10. ejk1

    Jacen Solo.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  11. Replicant

    Interesting, I've been waiting for this guy to really kick it off in movies

    1 year agoby @felipe-11Flag

  12. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    @the-movieghost I totally agree with you there.

    1 year agoby @thomasclarkeFlag

  13. Sean

    @Trangalanga10 Yeah, maybe.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. Trangalanga10

    @themoviefanatic Han's and Leia's son? maybe, Anakin Solo Skywalker

    1 year agoby @Trangalanga10Flag

  15. Sean

    It will be interesting to see who they cast him as.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  16. Brizzy

    Just please, have him be either a Sith or a Jedi.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  17. Brizzy

    Go for it, he's an amazing actor and would do an amazing job.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  18. Pjwolsker

    Hell yes!! I love this dude

    1 year agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  19. EmmyttWolfe

    I could see him Playing Han Solo's Son.

    1 year agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  20. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @skywise He'd make a better Sith than a Jedi or guard

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  21. skywise

    I can definatly get behind this. Would love to see him play a sith tho. Or a villian like Thrawn.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  22. the MovieGhost

    I loved him in The Tudors, so I say bring it on.

    1 year agoby @the-movieghostFlag