Casting rumors continue to swirl around the new "Star Wars" films, but this might be the first one that really makes us sit up and take notice: Director J.J. Abrams is reportedly eyeing Ryan Gosling to play Luke Skywalker's son.
Zac Efron is also reportedly a candidate for a role, according to E! Online, but who cares, relatively speaking, because Ryan Gosling might be in "Star Wars." I can't even imagine what would happen if Ryan Gosling fandom and "Star Wars" fandom were brought together. It would certainly cause a great disturbance in the box office.
I suspect, though, that not nearly as many of these big names we're hearing will actually end up in the rebooted franchise. They could cast a grumpy badger as the new "Star Wars" hero and people wouldn't care once that "dum DUM dum-dum-dum DUM dum" started up.
Oh, J.J. Abrams. Don’t you know it’s not nice to tease the nerds?