Latino Review, a generally reliable source of entertainment rumors, has recently claimed that JJ Abrams wants Meyers to star in Episode VII. If you look at his IMDB page, you will see that he currently has movies in Post-Production but doesn’t have anything serious slated for filming anytime soon, leaving him conventiently available over the next two years. I’d like to first of all present a few reasons why he could be great for the series, then I’ll explain why I think he would be a great Jagged Fel
Good For Star Wars
Though he has gained recognition for his leading role in Tudors, Meyers hasn’t starred in any major franchises or features, mostly playing supporting roles in films. This is great from a merchandising standpoint because his likeness isn’t already over used by King Henry action figures, so they have a chance to be unique. He also would help bring in alot of European support especially due to his British popularity and Irish Heritage.
Good For Jagged Fel
If the movies take place after the current EU, Jaina and Jag will be in their 30’s and Meyers would be around the right age. Jag has a complicated background, having earned much respect amongst the Empire, being exiled, and regaining standing. Jonathan’s flexibility with his accent can be used to add character to the role and a certain sense of distinguishment. Meyers has displayed his ability to be a trouble leader, in a similar way to how Fel acts, making tough decisions and hiding important information from his own wife. According to the Star Wars Legacy comic series, Fel becomes the new Emperor and starts a dynasty that lasts a hundred years, but we haven’t seen that happen in the novels yet. Could this new saga be the story of the Fel dynasty’s new begining?
Check out this great video of Michael Arndt working on his first draft of the Episode VII script. If he needs any help, maybe he should talk to Patton Oswalt…
The Rock continuing to campaign for a role in Star Wars (Say’s he would be a bridge between Sith and Jedi)
Of the many actors that have been campaigning for roles in the upcoming Star Wars films, one name that keeps coming back is Dwayne Johnson. Current WWE champion The Rock has expressed a love of Star Wars several times and has further detailed what he would like to do;
“When I was a kid, I (imagined I) was Han Solo and Boba Fett. I would love to do it, sure. I’ve got an emotional connection to Star Wars. So, Jedi, Sith, you got it,”
“Boba Fett could work. But it can’t be the Boba Fett as we know. There’s got to be a cross between a Sith and a Jedi. We’ve got to create it.”
In recent novels there have been a number of characters that stand somewhere in the grey between the light and dark sides of the force, and there have been Mandalorians and clones that were born with force abilities.
I could also see him playing an alien spieces with some special effects work or make-up. He could be a very intimidating Yuzhong Vong or Pureblooded Sith.
For more about the interview check The Belfast Telegraph