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A little tidbit about the Star Wars: Episode VIII casting process!

Star Wars: Episode VIII casting is ongoing for various roles. At this moment it is too early to go into great detail on those parts for a lot of reasons. So beart in mind, this report is mostly just a few fun facts about what’s up with the process. I don’t want to cast any doubt on anyone up for a part, so we’re going to take it easy for now. With filming about to start in a month, the info is starting to come in on all aspects of the next film in the Star Wars saga.

A few people that have gone out for parts have used pieces of the tailored bits created for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens casting process (think back to Thomas and Rachel). These seem to have gone to women mostly. The interesting piece of information is that people trying out are using old scripts from Star Wars: The Clone Wars in in roles like Plo Koon and Ki-Adi-Mundi.

I personally don’t think there is any significance to those characters being used here. I wouldn’t expect them to magically appear and that’s not what this is about. It seems in some instances they’re just seeing how the actors read lines in the Star Wars tone and style. But there is a chance they’re trying to evoke the essence of those characters for different parts. From what I’ve heard, the actors hoping to land a part in the new film weren’t told to study these characters.

In the near future, hopefully we can discuss what the parameters of these parts are. It still remains unknown if the new parts being cast in the film are going to be huge new roles or mostly just lots of small parts populating the film. A couple of known actors are working for parts we can hopefully discuss very soon.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is about to ramp up! More to come!

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