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Nathan Parker

This article may have minor spoilers for Star Wars: Tne Force Awakens. So if you do not want to know anything before seeing the movie, then do not read this article.

The seventh installment of the Star Wars saga is out and titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The movie hasn't been out for a week but casting and filming has already started for Episode VIII. So far, Benicio del Toro is the only new actor confirmed for this episode, but we will need some more. I will not be listing any actors that are in Episode VII, because most of them will be returning. Here I will give my list of ten famous actors that I think should be cast in the next movie.

1. Bryan Cranston

I believe the only role I have seen Bryan Cranston in is Godzilla. But, I hear that he is amazing. I have heard that Breaking Bad was one of the best series on television at the time. But I think Cranston would be awesome in Star Wars. And the role I was thinking, was either a new villain, to fight along side Kylo Ren, General Hux, and Supreme Leader Snoke. The other type of role he could have, is a leader in the Resistance. He could be a new Admiral Ackbar type character leading them against the First Order.

2. Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett is very well known actress, and one of her most famous roles was probably in The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogies as Galadriel. She is in a lot, but she would do a great job in Star Wars. The type of role I would give her, is a new Mon Mothma. She would be a very powerful leader, and would provide as a great character in the Star Wars saga.

3. Jeffrey Dean Morgan

In my opinion, Jeffrey Dean Morgan's best performance was in 2009's Watchmen. In that movie, he played the Comedian, but the Comedian was a very bad person, and Morgan was perfect for that role. He will soon be known as Negan in The Walking Dead. Overall, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is very well known for villainous roles, and he would be perfect as a new threat in Star Wars Episode VIII.

4. Sean Bean

Sean Bean is Boromir in the Lord of the Rings, and he is great. Boromir is arguably the greatest of the Fellowship, and Sean Bean conveyed that role perfectly. He is also known for a very similar role in Game of Thrones, as he played Ned Stark. He is another great actor that needs to be in Star Wars. The role I would give him, would be as a smuggler, or hero, who gets caught in the war between the Resistance and the First Order. He would start helping Finn, Rey, and Poe, and be a new Han Solo type character.

5. Lucy Lawless

I have only seen Lucy Lawless on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Isabelle Hartley, which probably isn't her best role. I know that she was in Xena: Warrior Princess, and I have heard great things about that show. Lucy Lawless has portrayed the type of woman who can take care of herself, and is awesome, many times. I want her to have that same kind of role in Star Wars. But I would give that role a twist, and have her portray a villain. Maybe a bounty hunter hired by the First order to kill Rey, Finn, and Poe, or maybe she can actually kill Chewbacca.

6. Dominic Monaghan

The third Lord of the Rings actor on this list, Dominic Monaghan. Dominic is my favorite actor for three reasons: Merry in The Lord of the Rings, Charlie on Lost, and the fact that I share a birthday with him. Every role I see him in, he steals the show. On Lost, he was a very lovable character, and he was in The Lord of the rings as well. I would make him a soldier in the Resistance. So far, in the Star Wars movies, we haven't gotten to see many soldiers on the ground. We have seen pilots like Wedge Antilles and now Snap Wexley, but we should see soldiers. I would make a squad in the Resistance, and Dominic Monaghan is apart of it.

7. Charlize Theron

I really want Charlize Theron to be Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I don't think that will happen. She was in Mad Max: Fury Road, as Furiosa. Furiosa was one of the best characters in that movie besides Max Rockatanksy. I would cast her as a soldier, in the Resistance. She would be apart of the same squad as Dominic Monaghan, and she would be awesome!

8. Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is known for many roles but his biggest are in Kick-Ass, Godzilla, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Taylor Johnson would be perfect as a villain. He could be a Stormtrooper captain, and be sent to fight Rey, Finn, Poe, and Chewbacca, maybe alongside Lucy Lawless's bounty hunter.

9. Sebastian Stan

Sebastian Stan is best known for his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier. He would be perfect as an alien villain, whether he is another bounty hunter working with Lucy Lawless and the First Order, or he is a human or villain in the First Order.

10. Chloë Grace Moretz

Chloë Grace Moretz is Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass, and will play Cassie Sullivan in 2016's The 5th Wave. She is making her way up, and will soon be a very well known actress. I think she would work perfectly in Star Wars Episode VIII, which would boost her career way up. I would give her a role as a Jedi. A Jedi who was apart of Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy that survived Kylo Ren's attack.

Special: Billy Dee Williams

Yep, Billy Dee Williams. I was disappointed to hear that Lando Calrissian would not be returning in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but now I see why they didn't include him. Now that that movie is over, Lando should return. I am sure the writers of Episode VIII could find a way to include the old classic in the next installment. I do think it is possible that Finn is Lando's son, but he might not be. The way I think he could be included, is his connection to Maz Kanata. One of my biggest questions with the movie was, how did Maz Kanata get Anakin and Luke's old lightsaber? I think it is possible that Maz went to Cloud City on Bespin, and Lando gave her the old lightsaber, and they could show this scene as a flashback that took place several years before The Force Awakens, or he could have a different role in the story.

That was the top ten actors I think should be in Star Wars Episode VIII. They are all great actors, and I think they would be great in the next installment of the new trilogy.

Do you agree with any of my actors? Do you want to see anyone else in Star Wars Episode VIII? Please, let me know.


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