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 Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

Sources: Latino Review

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Comments (24)

  1. the MovieGhost

    Jacen Solo.

    11 months agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  2. the MovieGhost

    Have you seen him in The Tudors @dan1?

    11 months agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  3. ejk1

    @ObiWanShinobi Jacen Solo.

    11 months agoby @ejk1Flag

  4. ObiWanShinobi

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

    11 months agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  5. undeadslayer4

    i doubt that

    11 months 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.

    11 months 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.

    11 months agoby @CoreyBFlag

  8. Dan

    Left field choice. I like it.

    11 months 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.

    11 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  10. ejk1

    Jacen Solo.

    11 months agoby @ejk1Flag

  11. Replicant

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

    11 months agoby @felipe-11Flag

  12. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    @the-movieghost I totally agree with you there.

    11 months agoby @thomasclarkeFlag

  13. Sean

    @Trangalanga10 Yeah, maybe.

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. Trangalanga10

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

    11 months agoby @Trangalanga10Flag

  15. Watson Mcflyy


    11 months agoby @richardislegendFlag

  16. Sean

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

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  17. Brizzy

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

    11 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  18. Brizzy

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

    11 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  19. Pjwolsker

    Hell yes!! I love this dude

    11 months agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  20. EmmyttWolfe

    I could see him Playing Han Solo's Son.

    11 months agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  21. Bawnian©-Dexeus

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

    11 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  22. skywise

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

    11 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  23. the MovieGhost

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

    11 months agoby @the-movieghostFlag