‘Star Wars’ Casting Rumor Puts Saoirse Ronan At The Reading Table

Behold! The internet yields yet another Star Wars rumor. Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has supposedly read for a role in the upcoming, long awaited, but possibly not hoped for, Star Wars sequels. With a massive fog of J.J. Abrams related rumors to trudge through, who knows which side of the force these whispers lie. But, Saorise Ronan would be a pretty badass addition to a growing, rumored roster.

With her first round of attention garnered from her role in the 2007 film Atonement, Ronan has gone on to star in The Lovely Bones, Hanna, and is set to star in the upcoming, highly anticipated Wes Anderson film The Grand Budapest Hotel. What makes this inkling of Star Opera news exciting is that it is also known that the new Star Wars film calls for a female villain. Now, there is no way to know whether or not this is what Ronan has read for, but within a father-son turmoiled setting, it would be a nice change of dynamic to see a female be pulled over to the dark side, or be born there. Let the speculation begin.

What would also make this rumor all the more hopeful, is that Ronan has never worked with Abrams before, unlike fellow rumored actor, Benedict Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch has been telling the press that he is not attached to the film, though rumors indicate that he has not only signed on for Episode VII, but Episode VIII and Episode IX. But, Benedict is known for alluding the press, most notably during his time leading up to the Star Trek: Into Darkness release. If Cumberbatch’s systematic notion of playing his own game with the press leading up to a film’s release stays true, maybe we can hope to see Ronan and Cumberbatch in future films together.

Ronan recently turned down the role of Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which could leave her open for employment to join Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and the rest of the scoundrels being lined up to take on the new trilogy.

Drew Caruso
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