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Star Wars Episode: VII … Ryan Gosling, Leonardo DiCaprio and Zac Efron?

Star Wars Episode: VII … Ryan Gosling, Leonardo DiCaprio and Zac Efron?
July 25, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

Star Wars Episode: VII ... Ryan Gosling, Leonardo DiCaprio and Zac Efron?

At this point, it’s safe to assume that the next Star Wars trilogy is happening and it really can’t be any worse than the prequelogy, as long as they don’t try and shoehorn in a racist underwater rabbit monster. Although it doesn’t help that websites are now reporting that Ryan Gosling, Leonardo DiCaprio and Zac Efron are all being considered for roles in the movie. And yet so far, no roles for women, so basically it’ll be a lot like the original trilogy. Via The A/V Club

The site—which does have a pretty good track record on scoops, and an absolutely stellar track record of getting angry at people who question its scoops—claims that what it knows “for sure is Gosling went in for Skywalker’s son. Yes, that’s right Luke’s kid,” with Gosling’s half-lidded stoicism obviously lending itself to the quiet confidence of a youngish Jedi. (“May the Force…,” Gosling Skywalker would say, trailing off as a smirk lifts both the corner of his lip and his lightsaber.) Efron, the report says, “could be a Solo kid,” channeling the natural roguishness he displayed when he killed all those bounty hunters in High School Musical 2. But DiCaprio’s meeting about being in Star Wars, surprisingly, immediately went nowhere, with Latino Review averring that he passed in order to do Warner Bros.’ Robotech movie, perhaps fulfilling his recent avowal to “fly around the world doing good for the environment” by doing so in a giant battlin’ robot.

As Patton Oswalt pointed out on Twitter, being “considered” for a movie happens to literally every actor with name recognition. “Being considered” basically translates into “the producers have heard of you at some point or another” so it’s pretty safe to say that yes, all these actors are probably being considered. Whether they’ll actually get the role is still kind of a long shot.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.