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Sullivan Stapleton and Daniel Day-Lewis are on the Star Wars: Episode VII casting radar

Oct. 1, 2013by: Alex Maidy

As we continue to cling to each and every casting rumor related to STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, two more have cropped up today. The first seems to be the one with the most truth behind it as Latino Review has learned that Sullivan Stapleton (Cinemax's STRIKE BACK and the upcoming 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE) has read for a part in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. In fact, it seems that Stapleton was talking to people about auditioning for the film which has pissed off Disney and Lucasfilm executives. Does that doom his chances of appearing in the movie? That remains to be seen.

Stapleton has the good looks and acting ability to make a good addition to the STAR WARS: EPISODE VII cast, plus he is anonymous enough that he would not detract from the story. The other rumored actor would definitely overshadow the rest of the cast if the stories turn out to be true.

Lunch doesn't mean that he has a part, but why meet with Lucasfilm if not for STAR WARS? Granted, I would think J.J. Abrams would have been there if it was EPISODE VII related, but now we have to wonder if there is something else being planned outside of the new trilogy that Daniel Day-Lewis may be a fit for.

We are only months away from production beginning on STAR WARS: EPISODE VII so hopefully a formal announcement will come soon. STAR WARS: EPISODE VII will hit theaters sometime in 2015.

Source: Latino Review

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4:44PM on 10/01/2013

Good God Almighty...

... Make Daniel Day-Lewis a Dark Lord of the Sith and I'll wire you my money right now.
... Make Daniel Day-Lewis a Dark Lord of the Sith and I'll wire you my money right now.
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4:54PM on 10/01/2013
Unless Lucas delivers spectacular bj's... this will not happen.
Unless Lucas delivers spectacular bj's... this will not happen.
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5:13PM on 10/01/2013
Lucas isn't involved anymore, remember?
Lucas isn't involved anymore, remember?
4:56PM on 10/01/2013

It's one of the spinoffs

Star Wars Origins: Abraham Lincoln Jedi Knight
Star Wars Origins: Abraham Lincoln Jedi Knight
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5:13PM on 10/01/2013

Don't lay your bets just yet

remember, Kathleen Kennedy and Daniel Day-Lewis worked together on a little film called LINCOLN so they have a ton of reasons to have lunch together other than STAR WARS (another movie, perhaps?). That said, Saorise Ronan (sp?) they were talking to "everybody" about EPISODE VII so it is possible Day-Lewis is in the mix.

That said, it would be f****g awesome if Daniel Day-Lewis was in STAR WARS. I suspect he wouldn't get involved if the script wasn't right and, with Michael Arndt writing
remember, Kathleen Kennedy and Daniel Day-Lewis worked together on a little film called LINCOLN so they have a ton of reasons to have lunch together other than STAR WARS (another movie, perhaps?). That said, Saorise Ronan (sp?) they were talking to "everybody" about EPISODE VII so it is possible Day-Lewis is in the mix.

That said, it would be f****g awesome if Daniel Day-Lewis was in STAR WARS. I suspect he wouldn't get involved if the script wasn't right and, with Michael Arndt writing it, there's a strong possibility it will be.
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5:40PM on 10/01/2013
If they cast DDL they can have my money upfront!
If they cast DDL they can have my money upfront!
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5:42PM on 10/01/2013
I see it happening. The prequels had a lot of big names attached, and we haven't heard of any just yet, but they will need at LEAST one. It would be freakin awesome if Daniel is that one.
I see it happening. The prequels had a lot of big names attached, and we haven't heard of any just yet, but they will need at LEAST one. It would be freakin awesome if Daniel is that one.
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6:20PM on 10/01/2013
The prequels didn't have Han, Luke, and Leia though.
The prequels didn't have Han, Luke, and Leia though.
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6:07PM on 10/01/2013

Hope so

If DDL is in ill literally shi my pants
If DDL is in ill literally shi my pants
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6:19PM on 10/01/2013

Daniel Day-Chewie

Talk about adding street cred. Adding Day-Lewis might even erase some of the karma associated with the prequels.
We should be so lucky!
Talk about adding street cred. Adding Day-Lewis might even erase some of the karma associated with the prequels.
We should be so lucky!
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6:20PM on 10/01/2013
Hero or Villain, DDL would be awesome in a Star Wars movie. "I drink your blue milk shake! I drink it up!"
Hero or Villain, DDL would be awesome in a Star Wars movie. "I drink your blue milk shake! I drink it up!"
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6:21PM on 10/01/2013

My guess...

DDL will be cast as Jar Jar Binks' grandson.
DDL will be cast as Jar Jar Binks' grandson.
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6:26PM on 10/01/2013
There's no way In hell Lewis will touch the 7th Star Wars movie, especially considering that the last three films were bad. I'd personally like to see it, but come on guys, he has 3 academy awards, he's not gonna touch a bruised franchise like Star Wars.
There's no way In hell Lewis will touch the 7th Star Wars movie, especially considering that the last three films were bad. I'd personally like to see it, but come on guys, he has 3 academy awards, he's not gonna touch a bruised franchise like Star Wars.
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7:22PM on 10/01/2013
yeah, but at the end of the day it's FREAKIN STAR WARS!! Episodes IV, V, and VI were epic. Also, their doing the continuing of the saga after episode VI. I would think most people would be jazzed to finally see what happens to our beloved characters so many years later! I know I am! Also. George Lucas is not directing.
yeah, but at the end of the day it's FREAKIN STAR WARS!! Episodes IV, V, and VI were epic. Also, their doing the continuing of the saga after episode VI. I would think most people would be jazzed to finally see what happens to our beloved characters so many years later! I know I am! Also. George Lucas is not directing.
6:31PM on 10/01/2013
Thanks Captain Killjoy. I'm still gonna hope though, because why not? It sounds awesome.
Thanks Captain Killjoy. I'm still gonna hope though, because why not? It sounds awesome.
6:48PM on 10/01/2013
So why would George Lucas be at the lunch? Isn't he off the movies now completely? Probably wants Daniel Day-Lewis for a future non-Star Wars project. Personally, I think Day-Lewis could be overkill for the franchise if they brought him aboard.
So why would George Lucas be at the lunch? Isn't he off the movies now completely? Probably wants Daniel Day-Lewis for a future non-Star Wars project. Personally, I think Day-Lewis could be overkill for the franchise if they brought him aboard.
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7:17PM on 10/01/2013
I think George Lucas will probably be at most of the meetings, cause Star Wars is his baby after all. He probably wants to make sure everything goes alright.
I think George Lucas will probably be at most of the meetings, cause Star Wars is his baby after all. He probably wants to make sure everything goes alright.
7:02PM on 10/01/2013
Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting in a Star Wars film? Oh fuck yes. Make him a Sith and I will buy five tickets alone for myself!
Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting in a Star Wars film? Oh fuck yes. Make him a Sith and I will buy five tickets alone for myself!
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7:15PM on 10/01/2013
DANIEL DAY LEWIS would be awesome.
DANIEL DAY LEWIS would be awesome.
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7:20PM on 10/01/2013
Men .. I cant wait to see DDL trying to move things with the Force .... or the Dark Side
Men .. I cant wait to see DDL trying to move things with the Force .... or the Dark Side
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7:37PM on 10/01/2013

Dream come true?

There are dozens of actors/actresses that I would love to see play in a Star Wars film. Lewis and Oldman are at the top of that list so It's nice to see that one of two is possibly already in talks.
There are dozens of actors/actresses that I would love to see play in a Star Wars film. Lewis and Oldman are at the top of that list so It's nice to see that one of two is possibly already in talks.
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8:07PM on 10/01/2013
Why wouldn't he when Alec Guinness himself did it? Having DDl on-board would earn a lot of credibility. And they had better not waste his potential, he would need to be someone mighty powerful with the Force. Him as a Sith would be awesome but he would be perfect as a Kenobi/Gandalf kind of jedi master.
Why wouldn't he when Alec Guinness himself did it? Having DDl on-board would earn a lot of credibility. And they had better not waste his potential, he would need to be someone mighty powerful with the Force. Him as a Sith would be awesome but he would be perfect as a Kenobi/Gandalf kind of jedi master.
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8:41AM on 10/02/2013
True, he brings gravitas to whatever role he plays.
True, he brings gravitas to whatever role he plays.
8:59PM on 10/01/2013
What makes Lewis so compelling is his ability to play both an amazing mentor that is also villainous with case in point being Bill the Butcher. I would love to see a well written character of that caliber of general villainy while remaining relatively calm would be a nice change than the typical Sith threat that relies on yelling at every turn when fighting their enemies.
What makes Lewis so compelling is his ability to play both an amazing mentor that is also villainous with case in point being Bill the Butcher. I would love to see a well written character of that caliber of general villainy while remaining relatively calm would be a nice change than the typical Sith threat that relies on yelling at every turn when fighting their enemies.
9:53PM on 10/01/2013
That's interesting, Stapleton half-jokingly said he'd like to play Han Solo once and he does have the charming, rougish manly man thing down pat. Daniel Day Lewis in a Star Wars movie would be utterly incredible.
That's interesting, Stapleton half-jokingly said he'd like to play Han Solo once and he does have the charming, rougish manly man thing down pat. Daniel Day Lewis in a Star Wars movie would be utterly incredible.
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10:12PM on 10/01/2013

DDL

So how will DDL get into character. take a space flight.? become a jedi/sith?
So how will DDL get into character. take a space flight.? become a jedi/sith?
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9:51AM on 10/02/2013
I thought along the same lines. Was thinking he'd actually find Tattooine and spend an entire summer their working a moisture farm.
I thought along the same lines. Was thinking he'd actually find Tattooine and spend an entire summer their working a moisture farm.
10:23PM on 10/01/2013
Yo, make this happen!! If Daniel Day Lewis is in Star Wars I will forgive Lucas of any and all wrong doing!
Yo, make this happen!! If Daniel Day Lewis is in Star Wars I will forgive Lucas of any and all wrong doing!
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8:55AM on 10/02/2013
But they had lunch together. ...So that's got to count for something. Lucas could be talking the guy into taking a role.
But they had lunch together. ...So that's got to count for something. Lucas could be talking the guy into taking a role.
11:28PM on 10/01/2013
Except this has nothing to do with Lucas since he is no longer part of it.
Except this has nothing to do with Lucas since he is no longer part of it.
12:31AM on 10/02/2013

will never happen

ddl has been asked to big budget movies like this before for vast sums of money,

though it would be cool to see it.
ddl has been asked to big budget movies like this before for vast sums of money,

though it would be cool to see it.
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12:44AM on 10/02/2013
I could see Daniel being a Sith or a Grand Admiral. A character to let him chew the scenery a bit. That would be sweet.
I could see Daniel being a Sith or a Grand Admiral. A character to let him chew the scenery a bit. That would be sweet.
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2:34AM on 10/02/2013
I wish Donnie Yen was on the radar. But Day Lewis would be incredibly awesome too. As a Jedi Knight? Wow. Epic.
I wish Donnie Yen was on the radar. But Day Lewis would be incredibly awesome too. As a Jedi Knight? Wow. Epic.
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5:37AM on 10/02/2013
Yeah Day Lewis is always a great replacement for the parts Donnie yen declines.
Yeah Day Lewis is always a great replacement for the parts Donnie yen declines.
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2:50AM on 10/02/2013

Worst part of this news?

Kathleen Kennedy and Daniel Day Lewis had lunch with George Lucas. Why is this asshat still involved in any way, shape, or form?
Kathleen Kennedy and Daniel Day Lewis had lunch with George Lucas. Why is this asshat still involved in any way, shape, or form?
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7:11AM on 10/02/2013
DDL in Starwars? Sounds as unbelievable as it does awesome.
DDL in Starwars? Sounds as unbelievable as it does awesome.
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8:51AM on 10/02/2013
DDL would be awesome. But he would only join if the script is top class.
DDL would be awesome. But he would only join if the script is top class.
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9:54AM on 10/02/2013
Can't get my hopes up. Sounds to epic to be true.

I like the idea of Stapleton. There's been talk of too many big names.
Can't get my hopes up. Sounds to epic to be true.

I like the idea of Stapleton. There's been talk of too many big names.
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10:45AM on 10/02/2013

Wishful thinking...

DDL as Thrawn...oh please movie gods, make it happen!
DDL as Thrawn...oh please movie gods, make it happen!
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12:33PM on 10/02/2013

Sullivan is the man, see Animal Kingdom.

Been talking this guy up since 2009, he is awesome. DDL is the best actor of all time.
Been talking this guy up since 2009, he is awesome. DDL is the best actor of all time.
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2:21PM on 10/02/2013
No way Daniel Day-Lewis shows up for Star Wars. That guy only dusts off his acting hat for guaranteed Oscar bait.
No way Daniel Day-Lewis shows up for Star Wars. That guy only dusts off his acting hat for guaranteed Oscar bait.
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12:01AM on 10/05/2013
finally someone besides benedict cumonherbuns...I'm sorry the guy is good but he just has that creepy, i'm gonna rape you while you're asleep look. That's just me then again you fanboys love your shit creepy and english.
finally someone besides benedict cumonherbuns...I'm sorry the guy is good but he just has that creepy, i'm gonna rape you while you're asleep look. That's just me then again you fanboys love your shit creepy and english.
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