Star Wars and Interstellar Casting News

Posted by David Konow

Besides the second coming of Star Wars, there’s another major geek event on the horizon: Interstellar. I know, it’s not a remake of another movie, video game or TV show, but it is the next movie Christopher Nolan is making post-Batman, and we’re dying to see what he’ll come up with next. 

Interstellar, a sci-fi story that deals with wormholes, is slated for release on November 7, 2014, and as Collider informs us, casting is now complete. Matthew McConaughey is starring, along with Batman alumni Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley (who had a major comeback thanks to The Hunger Games), Topher Grace, John Lithgow, and Ellen Burstyn, among others.
 Just the cast alone is making us anxious to see what Nolan has up his sleeve in the sci-fi genre, and what little anyone will say about the film is it will be “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” 
Speaking of big sci-fi, rumors keep swirling about another top secret project, the JJ Abrams reinvention of Star Wars. Like Interstellar, information is scarce and hard to verify, but the latest rumor is that Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron are both up for roles.
As Giant Freakin Robot and Latino Review tell us, Gosling may be up to play the son of Luke Skywalker, and it’s not known who Efron could play, but speculation has it he could be Han Solo’s offspring. As one net rumor has it, in the upcoming Star Wars movies the mantle is handed over to the kids of Han, Luke and Leia. And don’t forget, the original Star Wars troika of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are all coming back for cameos. 
Despite other ‘net speculation, as of this writing JJ Abrams has not backed out of Star Wars, and will be helming it early next year in England for a 2015 release.