J.J. Abrams says Star Wars Episode VII script is complete, potentially starring Breaking Bad actor


The story for Star Wars Episode VII has been set and is now complete. Director J.J. Abrams has confirmed to TheWrap that the script for long-awaited sci-fi sequel is finished, and that production is well underway:

“We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep. Full steam ahead, y’know.”

But despite having a director and a finished script for the next Star Wars film, we’re still very much in the dark about who is going to star in it. At the same event confirming the news regarding the script, Abrams also confirmed that they’ve been in discussions with Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Plemons, who has been rumored to have a starring role. Plemons is best known for playing Todd, a psychotic murderer, in the recently concluded TV series.

Star Wars Episode VII is scheduled to open in theaters in December 2015.

[via TheWrap, image via Joi Ito]

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  • Jeff Belanger

    [@Anonymail] To be fair the character Todd was creepy, but that’s how he was meant to be played. I’d love to go into more, but don’t want to give any spoilers away, though some of the scenes between him and Lydia were really awkward/hilarious to watch.

    That being said, Jesse Plemons is a pretty good actor, and he was great in The Master as well, even if his role in that was somewhat small.

  • Mike S.

    Jesse Plemons as Todd in “Breaking Bad” as “psychotic”–really? He just treated life and death as (drug) business decisions. As many in the (regular) business world do nowadays, to 1 degree or another (and that’s really the scary thing) . . . .

  • Anonymail

    Todd was creepy!