Ryan Gosling, according to sources, has auditioned for the role of Luke’s son in Star Wars Episode VII. We can understand the fever for news about Star Wars Episode VII -- heck, the one about J.J. Abrams dropping out of Star Wars Episode VII won’t seem to go away. But, there seems to be a bit of truth to this one, considering (at least in our opinion) Gosling could easily pass for the son of Skywalker… aka Darth Vader’s grandson!
There’s also news brewing that Zac Efron may have auditioned for a role in the film. The most logical choice would be Han Solo and Princess Leia’s child. I know what you’re thinking, “The kid from High School Musical in Star Wars?” Well… let’s give that a second to germinate. He’s got the looks. He can pull off the attitude (did you see The Paperboy? Probably not).
Believe it or not, both choices could work… honestly. Although both stars’ representatives have denied the rumors, we think nine times out of ten in Hollywood… rumors have a root in the truth.
What has us concerned more than anything is that filming is set to begin next year for a Star Wars Episode VII release date of 2015, with subsequent Star Wars films arriving each summer after. Now, we realize technology has things moving quicker than ever. But, if Lucas took years to put out each Star Wars movie… how is Abrams (that is if he doesn’t quit) going to shoot one, add effects, edit it and have it out in one year?
That, to Movie Fanatic, is the bigger question here than who’s playing whom?