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Sorry, everyone -- Domhnall Gleeson is not playing the son of Skywalker in Star Wars VII

At least not yet.

OVER THE PAST few days, rumours have been circulating that Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson will play the son of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Details on the film have been kept strictly under wraps to date and these rumours are  stemming from an article published on fan site Making Star Wars, which claims to have heard rumours that Gleeson could be stepping into the rather exciting role.

I stand by Geeson is an Imperial Commandant in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens because he is. It sure is sounding like Luke Skywalker is his papa as well though. The double agent rumors are rampant enough to at least take somewhat seriously.

Last night, a Twitter account purporting to belong to Domhnall Gleeson posted the following tweet:

I will be playing the son of Skywalker in #StarWarsVII.

The tweet immediately sent the internet into a frenzy.

Want to hear the bad news?

The account is totally fake, as verified by Brian Gleeson and Laurence Kinlan.

Another telltale sign it’s fake? The actor’s name is actually spelled wrong.

domhnall Source: Twitter


The rumours could still well turn out to be true, but we’ll hold our breath until we get some official confirmation.

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