With all the Star Wars, Episode VII casting rumors pouring out literally every day, its tough to tell which ones might actually have some merit behind them. Everyone from nobodies (sorry) like 7 foot 3 inch tall British super fan Johnny Mathers to two time Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis have been rumored to at least be talking to producer Kathleen Kennedy and director J.J. Abrams for a part in the highly anticipated next chapter in the sci-fi fantasy saga that is Star Wars.
And while this rumor doesn’t come from the usual Latino Review source, this casting rumor seems about as credible as those anonymous “source fed” reports, so we’ll go ahead with this.
British radio personality, Stinky Mike (sounds legit), recently performed an interview with Queens of the Stone Age front-man Josh Homme where the Southern Californian rocker revealed his lifelong dream to be in a Star Wars film. And while his build might suggest the role of Chewbacca (which is rumored to be recast followed original Chewy, Peter Meyhew‘s, knee replacement surgery), Homme has his heart set on playing the role made famous by Kenny Baker, R2-D2.
I personally think he’s wrong for the part. Homme is clearly better suited for R4-P17, although the droid met its demise at the drills of a buzz droid in Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (not to mention the droid is a girl!).
Check out the video of Homme’s audition (via Stinky Mike Comedy)
An artist’s rendition of what Josh “Ginger Droid” Homme might look like if he is cast as the King of the Droids (SPIN):
Seriously though, October has long been thought to be the month that LucasFilm, Bad Robot and Disney would finally announce casting of Episode VII. With thirty-one days left in the early autumn month, only time will tell if any or all of these crazy rumors are true.
And when we have confirmed casting, you can be sure to find that news at FlickSided!