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?
El Mayimbe from the Latino Review (a very reliable source) has posted a video where he discusses the current state of the DC Universe Movies and addresses how Christopher Nolan has taken over control of the DC movie universe the same way that Whedon now controls Marvel.
According to the video, not only will Nolan be returning as a producer (as he did for Man of Steel) but Snyder too will return and possibly direct the Justice League Movie. They are also trying to connect Christian Bale’s Batman with Henry Cavill’s Superman. This would be a big money maker for the studio as they compete with the long list of movies that Disney is about to put out.
I like the way he approaches DC’s motivations in the face of the Juggarnaut that is Disney/Marvel/Lucasarts.