Ryan Gosling won't be in 'Star Wars: Episode VII' despite report
Ryan Gosling has denied a rumor that he met with Lucasfilm for a potential role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII after a web site swore up and down he was in the running. Well, it's not like Disney would just allow him to admit it if he was.
Latino-Review.com's Kellvin Chavez wrote Wednesday that Gosling was in talks with the production company to possibly play Luke Skywalker's kid. The site also said Zac Efron and Leonardo DiCaprio took meetings, but DiCaprio bowed out because he was working on another project. To really geek out, the site says that other project was anime elder stateseries Robotech
Gosling's reps told the Huffington Post "this is not true" when asked about the role. Meanwhile, Latino Review also spilled the beans that this installment will be set 30 years after 1983's Return of the Jedi. So it's kind of like the Back to the Future trilogy that way.
More details will be released at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., from Aug. 8-11. That's when we find out all of this is actually going to be a remake, not a sequel.