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Rumor: Saoirse Ronan Tested For Role in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Time to add another name to the Star Wars rumor mill, as Latino Review contends Hanna and The Host star Saoirse Ronan is up for a role in Episode VII.

The site reports that Ronan recently tested for an unknown role in the J.J. Abrams film. There are multiple female characters in the film, based on cast breakdowns, so it’s unclear which part Ronan would be pursuing. We’re firmly in the rumor stage, and it’s entirely possible Ronan’s casting won’t pan out — keep her supposed connection to The Avengers: Age of Ultron in mind here — so consider this nothing more than an admittedly intriguing “we’ll see.”

In related news, the Latino Review gang are debunking Benedict Cumberbatch’s own debunking, saying the actor is very much involved in “all three” of the new Star Wars films. “I don’t care if he denies it till opening day,” the report states. “Technically, his part in Episode VII is very small but the role is much bigger in Episode VIII and Episode IX.”


  • BND

    Latino Review has a bad track record but BleedingCool is backing it up, and even saying she might be up for the lead role.

    I would have so much rather she been the Scarlet Witch, as she was my top choice for the role and I actually want Avengers 2 to exist, but she’d be a great choice for Episode VII.