Liam McIntyre and Ksenia Solo Reportedly Test for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

The 'Spartacus' star is rumored to have read for an unspecified Jedi role, while Ksenia Solo may have auditioned to play Princess Leia and Han Solo's daughter.

Spartacus star Liam McIntyre has reportedly read for a Jedi role in Star Wars: Episode VII
Spartacus star Liam McIntyre has reportedly read for a Jedi role in Star Wars: Episode VII
The Star Wars: Episode VII casting rumor mill is spinning once again, with talk that two more actors have read for the upcoming sequel. Spartacus star Liam McIntyre has reportedly read for a Jedi role in the J.J. Abrams directed sci-fi epic, while Ksenia Solo (Black Swan) is said to be in contention for the role of Princess Leia and Han Solo's daughter.

If we're to believe the latest report, Liam McIntyre himself told a Rebel Force Radio correspondent at DragonCon in Atlanta last weekend that he went in and read directly from the script for a Jedi role, although no other character details were revealed.

This news is also interesting, considering this is the first time that we're hearing Michael Arndt's screenplay is completed. Usually, an actor will read sides taken from a previous film, or read scenes from a past sequel. Most actors never see the actual script when reading for a movie this huge until they're on the set, and usually they aren't allowed to talk about it. Which may indicate that this rumor isn't entirely factual.

Ksenia Solo is rumored to have read for Han Solo's daughter
Ksenia Solo is rumored to have read for Han Solo's daughter
Not much information has come to light in the case of Ksenia Solo. It isn't known if Solo is a top contender to play the daughter of Princess Leia and Han Solo, though it would be quite fitting if she landed the role, given her surname.

We reported last week that Rachel Hurd-Wood has also reportedly read for the daughter role, and that Alex Pettyfer went out for a part rumored to be the son of Luke Skywalker. We also reported earlier this week that Benedict Cumberbatch may be in contention to portray a Sith Lord. Of course, none of this has been confirmed by LucasFilm as of yet.

Rebel Force Radio promises to have more about these latest casting rumors on their podcast tomorrow. To listen: Click Here!

J.J. Abrams is directing from a screenplay by Michael Arndt, with production scheduled to begin in January 2014.

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.



Sources: Jedi News UK

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  1. CoreyB

    She'll ge tthe part just for her name

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  2. Sean

    @Brizzy Ha ha :P .

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Brizzy

    Her name is Solo dude.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  4. artkid04

    Ksenia Solo, is that her real name, funny how her name has relations to Leia and Han Solo

    1 year agoby @artkid04Flag

  5. CelluloidDreams

    Liam McIntyre and Ksenia Solo ....WHO?!??!?!?

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Better. Much better.

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. OhhmeohhMy

    I like how this sounds. But till we hear a full official cast. Then I will give my Opinion.

    1 year agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag