July 24, 2013
RUMOR: J.J. Abrams Eying Ryan Gosling For Ben Skywalker In STAR WARS: EPISODE VII?
LatinoReview who were one of the first sites to link J.J. Abrams as the frontrunner director for Star Wars Episode VII is revealing some possible casting scoops. Originally, J.J. denied ever wanting to be involved with the franchise only to have LucasFilm announce him months later. Now they say Disney might have actors in mind for the male leads. They say Abrams is strongly considering Ryan Gosling for Ben Skywalker, the son of Luke. Ben is expected to keep the trilogy going along with a female Solo child (Chloe Mortez was linked a while back). Zac Efron is also mentioned for another part which just might be one of the solo kids (there are three in the books). Leonardo DiCaprio took a meeting with LucasFilm but ultimately passed to focus on Robotech instead.