None of the actors mentioned is a household name, and Disney is mum on the news, so it's hard to say how serious the talks have been, but given the immense popularity of all things "Star Wars," the coveted role could propel any of them to stardom.
The filmmakers are said to be mulling whether to cast a nonwhite actor in the role. Boyega and Fisher are black, as are
Abrams will direct the highly anticipated sequel, slated for release Dec. 18, 2015, from a script by him and Lawrence Kasdan, after the two took over writing duties from Oscar winner Michael Arndt. While Arndt's original draft reportedly focused on the children of Han Solo and Princess Leia, the latest version is said to shift those characters into supporting roles.
In February, reports surfaced that Adam Driver of the HBO series
The film is also expected to include many recognizable stars in supporting parts, including "Star Wars" veterans