Star Wars: Episode VII is coming together, bit by bit.
Metro is reporting Miltos Yerolemou, most recently from the acclaimed HBO series Game Of Thrones, will join the cast in a minor role. In Game Of Thrones, Yerolemou played Arya Stark’s ‘dancing’ instructor Syrio Forel in series one, has signed on to star in the sci-fi saga, according to the BBC. Those who know the series that Forel’s dancing instruction to Arya Stark was teaching Stark the fine art of swordplay.
Yerolemou is joining fellow Game Of Thrones cast member Gwendoline Christie, aka Brienne of Tarth in the hit HBO series, has already been confirmed to join the likes of Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in the latest Star Wars installment, but now she has been joined by Yerolemou. As Syrio, Yerolemou showed off some impressive swordsmanship, so we can only hope he gets to wield a lightsabre in Episode VII.
Another actor, Lupita Nyong’o, has been cast, possibly in the role of a direct descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Christie and Yerolemou have not been assigned roles as of yet. Christina Chong, who is best known for her role in 24: Live Another Day and the British actress was also just cast in the upcoming live-action Xbox Originals web-series Halo: Nightfall. It is unknown what role she will play in the upcoming sci-fi film.
Filming for Star Wars 7 has also resumed now that Harrison Ford has returned from a broken leg he suffered on the set of Star Wars 7. Ford broke his leg in June while on the set for the new film. “His surgery was successful, and he will begin rehab shortly,” the spokesperson said at the time. “He’s doing well and looks forward to returning to work.”
Hallels has revealed that after a delay in production to let Ford heal, filming has resumed and is back on track at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England.
Among the cast members who will not be returning for Star Wars 7 are Billy Dee Williams Ewan McGregor (ghost Obi-Wan). Star Wars: Episode VII screenplay was written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. Producers will be Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk. John Williams is back to compose the music for the sci-fi film. The film is slated to hit theaters in the U.S. in December 2014. Production for Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to star in 2014 in the U.K.
The release date has not moved, and it’s still December 18, 2105.