5 Hollywood Rumors: Who Will Be the New ‘Star Wars’ Villain?

Source: Disney via YouTube

Source: Disney via YouTube

Every week we take a look at the online rumor mill to see what loaves of breaded secrets we have in store for us. Just like a bakery, we start the day early to keep our readers abreast of the rumors floating around, keying you into all the possible new projects, roles, games, and more that are floating around Hollywood and the news. Here’s what’s being served up this week around the web.

1. What superhero will Arrow‘s Thea be in season four?

Source: The CW

Source: The CW

Arrow is one of the few shows that’s keeping DC Comics in the running for television superheroes, despite the fact that the opinion seems to be split between love and deep seeded hatred. The show is beginning to transform as the seasons progress, and each character is going in new directions. According to The Hollywood Reporter the character of Thea is likely to become a sidekick to the arrow, specifically transforming into the character of her nickname throughout the show, Speedy. However that’s not the only theory in the air — some believe she’ll eventually become a villain in the series by taking the part of Red Hood. It’s also looking likely that “the Huntress” will be returning in the next season, so rumors about the show are certainly stacking up — but the only way to know for sure is to wait and watch it if you’re an Arrow fan.

2. What actor will take the role of dead Robin?

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 

Speaking of superheros, the role of the dead Robin slated to be in the next Batman film may be filled, according to Heroic Hollywood. The Robin character could be taken by Eli Snyder, son of Zach Snyder who previously played small rolls in 300 and The Watchmen. The argument that Heroic Hollywood makes in favor of the rumor is mostly that he has some acting experience and that, as a quarterback star for his varsity football, he would be in proper shake to take on a role that would have some physical requirements in terms of probably stunts or perhaps just looking good in a skintight suit.

3. Is NBC leadership headed for a change?

      Kristin Murphy / Stringer

Kristin Murphy / Stringer

 

NBC may be seeing some management changes, according to The Hollywood Reporter, that, or there’s at least a risk that changes might be in order. The individual in question is executive Jennifer Salke, who may be getting the position of entertainment president of NBC, or, some think, may be leaving for 20th Century Fox. Robert Greenblatt, chairman of entertainment at NBC, also gets mixed into the issue, with rumors that he too may be leaving the network, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

4. Who will play the Star Wars villain in Episode VIII?

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Jason Kempin/Getty Images

 

More than one individual “familiar with the casting process” have said that Benicio del Toro (Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas) has been given the chance to play the villain in the new Star Wars movie, according to the Wrap. Del Toro has played a variety of different parts in the past, most of them containing at least a degree of villainy, even if they weren’t entirely evil, so he has the menacing act down pat at this point. He certainly played a mean Collector in the recent Guardians of the Galaxy film, proving he has a good fit with the science fiction genre, and plays a sufficiently creepy antagonist.

5. Did Rachel McAdams score a role in the new Doctor Strange movie?

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Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images

 

The NY Daily News reports that Rachel McAdams, best known for her role in Midnight in Paris and Sherlock Holmes, may be headed for a part in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. “It’s still super-early,” said McAdams to the Daily News. “I don’t know where that’s gonna go anywhere at all.” Clearly nothing is set in stone, but there may be someting to the rumors that she’ll find her way into the film. What part she’s in talks for is currently unclear, but her fellow actors are known, with characters being played by Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Baron Mordo), and Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One).

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