Thanks to Club Jade, I was tipped off to the fact that a website called "Schmoes Know" is claiming that they have an exclusive on a casting call sheet that lays out the plot and the characters in Episode VII.

I'm not going to link to their site because they're simply hit-whoring what seems to be an obviously made up story.

They claim a friend who works close to JJ happened to send around a casting sheet and they cut and paste it and revealed it to their website. Here's the breakdown:

Storyline: Two 17 year old twins, a girl and a boy, are trained by their uncle Luke to be the greatest Jedi’s in the galaxy. Problems arise when the male twin turns to the dark side.

Jaina Solo – Female, 17 years old, lead. – Jacen’s twin sister, one of the greatest Jedi’s in the galaxy, trained by her uncle Luke Skywalker

Jacen Solo – Male, 17 years old, lead – Jaina’s twin brother, one of the greatest Jedi’s in the world. A loner who is constantly struggling with the idea of what’s right and what’s wrong. Starts to turn to the dark side. Full of conviction that what he is doing is the “right thing”. Will eventually become Darth Caedus.

There are about a thousand things wrong with this, but let's start with the most obvious of our critical thinking skills, okay?

First: When the prequels were being cast it's my understanding that the actors basically received their lines to read and that's it. They got an offer and someone would bring them a script and take it back and that's that. There was no need for these giant casting calls. And if there was, don't you think JJ Abrams is smart enough to come up with something non-Star Wars related that would have the same qualities in a character to send around to casting agencies?

Secondly: JJ Abrams is the king of secrecy. If this leak really did come from close to JJ Abrams as the "schmoes" website insists, then it's obviously a fake or testing for leaks.

Third: Jedi's? Between the erroneous apostrophe and the unnecessary s, are we really to believe this bit of copy came from someone familiar with the Star Wars universe?

The last point I want to make is this: don't expect the Expanded Universe. This is written like the fevered dreams of a Legacy of the Force fan (believe me, I'm a fan and would love to see that story on screen), but it's really just a retread of the prequel trilogy. Expect something big, new, and different.

And don't expect a site like "Schmoes Know" to break the news when there really is some. Sure, they couched it as a rumour and said it could be fake, but I think anyone who thought this was real enough to report it first hand as an exclusive is simply being irresponsible.

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