Not a day goes by that Star Wars fans don’t run across some new rumor pertaining to Episode VII; whether it is a casting rumor, script change, or something far less significant. Thankfully, today the news is not a rumor. Director J.J. Abrams has confirmed that the script is set for Star Wars: Episode VII.
The Wrap had a chance to speak to Abrams at the Television Critics Association press tour where he was promoting the new his new NBC series Believe.
“We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep,” Abrams said. “Full steam ahead, y’know.”
He also confirmed that Breaking Bad’s Jesse Plemons is indeed one of the actors he has spoken to in regards to a role in the film. Last week, there were rumors all over the place, including here on FanSided, that they were eyeing Plemons for a role in the film, but there was never any real confirmation on the matter. There is still no confirmation on an official casting; however, he is definitely one of the actors being considered for a role.
Also, don’t look for Star Wars: Episode VII to be released in IMAX any time soon. It is not out of the question for some time in the future, but for right now, Episode VII is being shot on film.
“In the right situation I would,” he said. “The problem with IMAX is it’s a very loud camera. It’s a very unreliable camera. Only so much film can be in the camera. You can’t really do intimate scenes with it. It’s slow. They break down often. Having said that, they’re working on digital versions of these and so there may be a version one day. But we’re going to be shooting this next movie on film.”
So, there you have it. The script it complete and they are ready to go full steam ahead. Plemons is indeed in consideration for a role in the upcoming film, and (at least for now) the movie is being shot on film in lieu of IMAX.
Are you excited to see the film moving into the next stage? What role do you think Plemons is being considered for? Are you disappointed that the film will not be originally released in IMAX? Let us know what you think about the state of affairs in the Star Wars universe.