New 'Star Wars' flick to star Felicity Jones?

Actress Felicity Jones In Talks To Star In New
Actress Felicity Jones In Talks To Star In New


There may be a new star in a galaxy far, far away.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-nominated "Theory Of Everything" star Felicity Jones is in talks to star in the first-ever stand-alone "Star Wars" film, though Disney has yet to comment.

While the plot of the new film is being kept hush-hush, it's rumored to be an origins story featuring the characters Han Solo and Boba Fett, or a story following a young Princess Leia. Another, much less believable speculative plotline: the stand-alone film will center around a heist to steal the plans to the Death Star. As iO9 points out, this wouldn't be very suspenseful since anyone who has ever seen "Star Wars" knows what happens with the Death Star plans.

Jones's big break came in the form of the 2011 indie romance flick "Like Crazy" and she already has one blockbuster franchise under her belt. She was featured in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" playing Felicia Hardy, the character who eventually becomes Black Cat.

"I like watching bigger films," she told HuffPost Live in January. "As long as there's something you find when you read the script -- some response you have to it -- then I think go for it. I think the world needs both [small films and blockbusters]. Sometimes you do just want to go to the movies and be entertained."

The new "Star Wars" film is set to be released in December 2016 -- just one year after the release of "Star Wars - Episode 7: The Force Awakens" - and will be helmed by "Godzilla" director Gareth Edwards.