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Star Wars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers In Talks For Episode VII Role?

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"Star Wars: Episode VII" possibly has its first actor.

According to Latino Review, Jonathan Rhys Meyers (best known for his lead role in Showtime's "The Tudors") is talks to star in the upcoming "Star Wars" movie.

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Meyers previously worked with J.J. Abrams in 2006's "Mission: Impossible III."

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Details about what role Meyers is reportedly in talks to play are not known.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" has a tentative release date of 2015.

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In related "Star Wars" news, Disney announced on Monday via Twitter that a new animated series, "Star Wars Rebels," is in the works.

"Production has begun on ‘Star Wars Rebels,' an exciting, all-new animated television series based on one of the greatest entertainment franchises of all time. Scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world," a statement read. "The action-filled series is set between the events of ‘Episode III' and ‘IV' — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. ‘Star Wars Rebels' takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. Details about the show are a closely guarded secret at this point."

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