With Harrison Ford out of action due to his leg injury, the brass over at “Star Wars Episode 7″ have reportedly decided to decrease the actor’s screen time in the movie and instead beef up Oscar Isaac’s – he’s rumoured to be playing Ford’s on-screen son – part.
Page Six reports :
Details of Isaac’s role have been kept strictly secret — but there’s speculation he plays a descendant or even the son of Ford’s Han Solo character, who has “an especially large role.” But after Ford was injured on the sci-fi epic’s set, spies say Isaac’s part is now being extended as a Plan B.
“They are now beefing up Oscar’s role to be bigger with Harrison injured,” said a source familiar with the project that’s currently shooting at London’s Pinewood Studios.
Rumors have spread that Ford’s injuries, suffered on June 12 at Pinewood when a door fell on him from the iconic spaceship the Millennium Falcon, are worse than first thought.
He broke his left leg, underwent surgery Thursday and will go through rehab before returning to work. He was expected to be out for six to eight weeks. Disney has stated, “Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.”
Apparently, even if Ford’s role is downsized, it won’t affect the film’s storyline.
Speaking of, Latino Review say the new movie may feature somewhat of a shout-out to Boba Fett.
Details recently appeared online concerning “Mercenaries,” but who can these enemies of the Jedi be?
Mandalorians will make a big appearance in the upcoming sequel “Star Wars: Episode VII.” If you’re asking who are Mandalorians it’s obvious that you’re not a Star Wars fan but nonetheless here is some background for you from Wookiepedia
“In their early years, Mandalorian culture revolved around battle, with war being a source of honor and pride in their community. The leader of the Mandalorians, known as the Mand’alor, translates to “Sole Ruler” and presented as “Mandalore” in Basic. Throughout their history, the Mandalorians often allied with the Sith, perhaps most notably the Sith Lord Exar Kun, and held a certain distrust and general dislike for the Jedi Order.
However, they wouldn’t hesitate to cooperate with the Jedi if a partnership between the two groups was mutually beneficial. In later years, the Mandalorians moved away from their obsessively war-like and conqueror ways and instead, most became bounty hunters and mercenaries, selling their skills to various individuals and factions in the galaxy.”
This matches with we’ve been hearing for months, that group of mercenaries would be antagonizing our Jedi heroes.
Reports from set claim to have spotted some black and silver/chrome troopers. We haven’t been able to confirm if these troopers were Mandalorians or just a new group of Imperial Storm Troopers.
To help out you novice Star Wars fans, the two character that wore Mando armor (neither were actual mando born) in the films thus far have been Jango and Boba Fett; in the new Star Wars: Rebels cartoon we have the female Sabine Wren.
The site also suggests we might see ‘witches’ in the movie, which J.J Abrams is currently shooting for a 2015 release.