According to Variety, five names have now moved to the top of Disney’s list: Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), and theatre actors Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher.
The search is still ongoing, but these are the favourites as of right now. The site goes on to add that sources have indicated that Abrams is keen on casting a non-Caucasian lead, hence why he was meeting with the likes of David Oyewolo and Michael B. Jordan tested early on.
Production on Star Wars Episode VII begins in London later this year. Who do you think would be the best choice?