Star Wars 7 casts Luke Skywalker’s son?

Breaking Bad and Battleship’s Jesse Plemons tests for Star Wars: Episode VII lead

Jesse Plemons as Ordy in Battleship
Jesse Plemons as Ordy in Battleship

According to The Wrap, Breaking Bad and Battleship star Jesse Plemons is a “serious contender” for the lead role in JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, and rumour has it that his physical resemblance to Luke Skywalker star Mark Hamill is no coincidence.

In the Expanded Universe – which either doesn’t matter at all, or is of utmost importance depending on how the Great Canon Debate plays out – Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade’s son is the loyal Ben Skywalker, who was raised alongside Jacen and Jaina Solo, who have long been rumoured to be attached to the film.

Given the Star Wars saga is the story of the Skywalker dynasty from fall to redemption, it seems fitting that another Skywalker male have a pivotal role in the precedings, and frankly Solos just don’t cut it.