Saoirse Ronan Reading for Star Wars, Benedict Cumberbatch Definitely Cast?

Latino Review is back with more rumors from the “Star Wars” front. According to the site, Atonement, Hanna and The Host star Saoirse Ronan went in to read for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. They say they don’t know which role it was for, but they did add via Twitter that someone “else went in for the female villain role” as well.

The site is also sticking to its guns about their Benedict Cumberbatch story, saying:

“DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE ABOUT BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH NOT BEING IN STAR WARS. HE IS IN THE MOVIE! In fact, he will be in all three Star Wars films! It’s all a smoke screen. Folks, remember when Cumberbatch denied being Khan for over a year? Same situation here. At least give us the benefit of the doubt hence why we are bringing this up. Point is, he lied before and he can lie again. Google it. One more time because it is worth repeating, Benedict Cumberbatch will be will in the upcoming Star Wars movies. I don’t care if he denies it till opening day. We were right before about him playing Khan, and we will be right again on this one. Technically, his part in Episode VII is very small but the role is much bigger in Episode VIII and Episode IX.”

Well, then. Moving on to word on another location being eyed for filming. Latino Review claims that Lucasfilm is looking at Las Cruces, New Mexico for some of the scenes in the first film. Most of the filming will de done in London, however.

What do you think? Could you picture a “Star Wars” movie starring Saoirse Ronan and Benedict Cumberbatch? Lucasfilm and Disney have not confirmed any Star Wars: Episode VII casting rumors, but stay tuned for when they do.

Targeting a 2015 release, J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII from a script by Michael Arndt.

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