The rumors surrounding this 2016 Star Wars stand-alone film have been insane this week. There are obviously huge things happening behind that Disney curtain, and it looks like we now know who is behind that curtain with them.
According to multiple sources, Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) will be grabbing the female lead in the Star Wars spinoff from director Gareth Edwards. The Oscar-nominated actress will reportedly be starring in the film with Price Is Right contestant Aaron Paul.
But none of this has been confirmed. We have also heard reports that Edgar Ramirez (Deliver Us From Evil) could steal the male lead away from Paul.
It’s worth noting that the project hired a new writer last week. Chris Weitz will join the team to replace Gary Whitta, the writer behind the first draft. Speaking of the first draft, which characters will this stand-alone be focusing on? We have no idea.
Disney refuses to comment on the rumors; however, when news of the Star Wars spinoff was released, Disney CEO Bob Iger did mention they will focus on ‘great Star Wars characters that are not part of the overall saga.”
At this moment, the release date for this film is scheduled for Dec. 16, 2016.[mashshare]