Taking a brief break from politics to talk about something much more important...
There are a lot of rumours about the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, when it will be set? Who will be the principle characters? Who will be staring in it?
For anyone who is not familiar with the Expanded Universe there is a whole wealth of characters and stories that follow AFTER Return of the Jedi.
I'm fairly protective of the Expanded Universe as it was what I grew up on in the 90s and it is where I completely fell in love with the Star Wars Universe. The prequels did some damage to the stories that followed but nothing that hasn't been skirted over or hurriedly put right, like the appearance of a Droideka which had never been mentioned in the Original trilogy or in the ten years of Universe stories afterwards but I digress.
The sequels, if set in the canonical character's life times look set to mess with it further unless they do one of the later series set around the Solo Children.
Ok, so minor *Spoiler alert* but Han and Leia married after the events of Courtship of Princess Leia (seriously read it...) and had three children, the twins Jacen and Jaina and their younger brother Anakin. All three become Jedi Knight's with Jaina becoming a master as well as being a kick ass X-wing pilot and all round action heroine.
Now, if rumours are to be believed this role might have been taken up by Chloe Grace Moretz who you may have seen playing Hit-Girl in the Kick ass movies or the title role of the remake of Carrie. There are pressure groups around the internet trying to get Disney to get Chloe into the franchise ands I must say that I agree with the notion. She is a strong, talented young actress who is already trained in martial arts. In the Kick ass movies she had to perform a lot of her own stunt and fight work including the infamous fight with Mother Russia at the end of the second movie which took two weeks to film as well as the fight in Rasul's [here] apartment in the first movie. If anything she would be a massive credit to the series.
Star Wars films are always massively shrouded in mystery and secrecy with actors having to sign clauses not to leak plot or characters or face severe penalties. If Chloe has signed up to the movie or at least had an audition she is not saying a word. [here]
I'd like to add my voice to the choir though. I can think of nobody who could do Jaina Solo more justice than Chloe so Mr Abrams and Disney this is definitely something to think about - other than not ruining my beloved franchise!!!
I've attached a few videos of her fight scenes from the Kick Ass 2 - be warned graphic violence and bad language...
Following the training you can see she moves like a professional and doesn't let it phase her at all and is able to stay in character for the dialogue scenes without any fuss. She would do well as a Jedi/action heroine who is able to take down bad guys any way possible and still be a believable character actor.