May The Fourth Be With... Harrison And Carrie?
The (un)official Star Wars Day (May the fourth be with you!) is nearly upon us and with three new movies just around the corner, Britain's biggest bookmaker, William Hill are offering odds on who will play the main roles in Episodes 7, 8, and/or 9.
William Hill have been betting on this market since the announcement that there would be another three films and surprisingly, the most money has been for former stars Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. Ford is 1/10 to return as Han Solo while Fisher is 1/3 to reprise the role of Leia.
Given his Disney connections, Zac Effron is 2/1 favourite to be the next Luke Skywalker, while Sala Baker is 5/4 to be the next Darth Vader.
"The new Star Wars films have created a lot of buzz in cyberspace and the same two names come up over and over again - Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher", said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
William Hill offer 100/1 that the US President or the UK Prime Minister confirm the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life by next (un)official Star Wars Day.
Star Wars Episodes 7, 8, 9 specials:
Who will play Princess Leia: 1/3 Carrie Fisher; 8/1 Emma Stone; 10/1 Anne Hathaway; 10/1 Mae Whitman; 12/1 Carey Mulligan; 14/1 Anna Kendrick; 14/1 Michelle Trachtenberg; 20/1 Mila Kunis; 25/1 Amy Adams; 33/1 Miley Cyrus.
Who will play Luke Skywalker: 2/1 Zac Effron; 5/2 Topher Grace; 7/2 Spencer Treat Clark; 6/1 Joseph Gordon Levitt; 8/1 Jamie Bell; 8/1 Shia LaBeouf; 10/1 Seann William-Scott; 12/1 Daryl Sabara.
Who will play Darth Vader: 5/4 Sala Baker; 6/4 Benedict Cumberbatch; 9/2 Mark Strong; 5/1 Dwayne Johnson.
Who will play Han Solo: 1/10 Harrison Ford; 12/1 Ryan Reynolds; 16/1 Sam Rockwell; 16/1 Taylor Kitsch; 20/1 Robert Downey Junior; 25/1 Gael Garcia Bernal.