Now that J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII has an official cast and is actually filming in the deserts around Abu Dhabi, speculation and wonder has turned from who the hell will be in this movie to who the hell will be the main character and what will the story be? The latest rumor says the main focus of the new adventure in that far, far away galaxy, will be Attack the Block star John Boyega.
The Boyega tidbit is included in report over at Latino-Review, and though it obviously isn’t official, the news is solid enough from their sources that they’re down to put it out there in the world. Little more than one bullet point on a list, the report states that Boyega’s still unnamed character “isn’t a Jedi or a Padawan at the beginning of the movie.” Notice it says at the beginning of the movie, implying that status could change over time. They continue to say, “he’s the one that has the story arc that brings him into Star Wars’ greater universe. It has echoes of Luke’s arc in A New Hope.”