Foregoing the requisite "galaxy far, far away" jokes, it appears that J.J. Abrams may have begun casting Schmoesknow.com reprinted text from a casting website announcing the availability of roles in a film directed by Abrams, and offered descriptions of seven characters who are set to appear in it.
Details are scarce about the plot of the film, which was written by Michael Arndt ("Oblivion," "Catching Fire"). But the first character is described as "a young man aged between 20 and 25, witty and smart, fit but not classically handsome." Interestingly, that seems to resemble the physical description of Luke Skywalker but the personality of Han Solo, but that seems like an unlikely genetic combination. That is, unless the fella is Han and Leia's son, who perhaps resembles his uncle but retains the scrappy charm of his father.
A second male character is described as a "man in late twenties, also fit, but this one is handsome and confident." While this description suits Han Solo to a tee, an interesting characterization for this role would be an Anakin Skywalker type. Already self-possessed and confident, he could either have his sense of security shaken, or find himself going down a path where confidence leads to, well, the Dark Side, as has been thoroughly documented in "Star Wars" films several times.
The first female character listed is described as "late teenage" with a "great sense of humor, also physically fit." Sadly, there were few female characters in either trilogy that possess all of these qualities — as strong ...Read More →