Star Wars Episode 7 Plot Rumors: Dark Knight Actor in Episode VII Teased as Obi-Wan Spinoff Trilogy Rumored

October 17, 2014 Updated: October 17, 2014    

A surprise actor will be playing the villain Dark Knight in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, according to the latest rumors.

The film will have a number of villains, but none have been definitively confirmed.

Badass Digest reported that fans will be “blown away by who is playing the Dark Knight” if information received by the outlet is true.

A reporter with the outlet said that the information from the concept art leak is not correct as to who is playing the Dark Knight.

That character has a darkness to him, but he’s not a cyborg,” he said.

The reporter didn’t disclose the actor. 

“But I can share this: I’m hearing this is Han Solo’s movie. Yeah, Ridley and Boyega are leads, but Han steals it.”

The Dark Knight in Star Wars Episode VII holds Daisy Ridley's character in leaked concept art.
The Dark Knight in Star Wars Episode VII holds Daisy Ridley’s character in leaked concept art.

 

A number of rumors started after the concept art leaked online, including that Daisy Ridley’s character is in fact one of the or the main protagonist of the film.

“And while this isn’t a confirmation, it’s fairly obvious Ridley is playing the daughter of Han and Leia,” noted Nerdist

“It also looks like Daisy is also going to get to do some serious planet hopping as she tracks down her Uncle … all the way to Yavin 4′s Great Massassi Temple.”

Meanwhile, an expanded rumor has emerged about Obi Wan-Kenobi. A while back it was rumored that the jedi would be the focus of one of the future movies in the Star Wars new film universe, but now a new rumor says that he’ll actually get his own trilogy.

This Tuesday, April 29, 2014 photo provided by Lucasfilm shows Star Wars writer/director/producer J.J. Abrams, rear center, at the cast read-through of Star Wars: Episode VII at Pinewood Studios near London. Clockwise from top right are Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, producer Bryan Burk, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver and writer Lawrence Kasdan. (AP Photo/Lucasfilm, David James)
This Tuesday, April 29, 2014 photo provided by Lucasfilm shows Star Wars writer/director/producer J.J. Abrams, rear center, at the cast read-through of Star Wars: Episode VII at Pinewood Studios near London. Clockwise from top right are Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, producer Bryan Burk, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver and writer Lawrence Kasdan. (AP Photo/Lucasfilm, David James)

 

A source told Cinelinx about the trilogy. “First up, they are not talking about an Obi-Wan spin-off movie but a trilogy of Obi-Wan movies. I need to stress that these movies are not connected. They aren’t part of a story arc but 3 separate Obi-Wan adventures set between Episodes III and IV,” the source said.

One film is set completely on Tatooine and another features the Jedi traveling somewhere else in the Galaxy.

“Qui-Gon Jinn is very much present in these stories. So too is Owen Lars. Several characters from the Clone Wars T.V show would make an appearance. There would be flashbacks to Obi-Wan fighting in the Clone Wars.”

Movie Cricket says that Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan in the newest Star Wars trilogy, is in talks for a Disney spinoff trilogy focusing on the character.

“Disney is now testing the water to see if Ewan McGregor would be interested in reprising his popular and last big blockbuster role as Obi-Wan Kenobi,” it said.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor, left) and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) launch a daring rescue attempt aboard an enemy ship, in "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith."  (AP Photo/ Lucasfilm/Twentieth Century Fox)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor, left) and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) launch a daring rescue attempt aboard an enemy ship, in “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.” (AP Photo/ Lucasfilm/Twentieth Century Fox)

 

“The prequel trilogy may not have been as warmly received in the larger Star Wars community, but Ewan McGregor’s role was certainly one of the strongest elements in the movies. Perhaps Disney are looking to capitalise on this.”

Star Wars Episode VII is slated to hit theaters on December 18, 2015. Filming is set to wrap up in about three weeks.

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