10 Actors We Would Like To See In J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII

10. Daniel Day-Lewis

Look, this will never in a million years actually happen, but if J.J. Abrams were to work magic and somehow convince Daniel Day-Lewis to join the cast of Star Wars? I would cry with joy. Day-Lewis is an absolute legend for obvious reasons, and while I have, as previously stated, shied away from ‘legends’ on this list, Day-Lewis is such a chameleon, tackling every role he takes with the maximum amount of transformative power, that I can easily imagine him appearing as a wise Jedi master. Think Alec Guinness as Ben Kenobi, or Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jin – famous and respected thespians who appeared to lend their respective Star Wars films credibility, and offer guidance to younger characters. Day-Lewis could achieve all that and so much more. Just think what he might do for Star Wars if he took all the energy and dedication utilized to bring Daniel Plainview or President Lincoln to life and put it towards this franchise. The results would be staggering, and I would love to visit the alternate reality where this casting is an actual possibility.

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