THOUSANDS of Star Wars fans waited in pouring rain for up to 20 hours in the hope of getting a spot in the latest movie in the phenomenal series, during auditions in Bristol on the weekend.
The Telegraph reported Lucasfilm was seeking two unknowns to star in leading roles for Star Wars: Episode VII, holding auditions across the United Kingdom.
It is expected that shooting for the new film will start early next year, with fans of the global franchise to see it on screens around the world from 2015.
While big roles in such massive franchised films are unusual, it seems the Star Wars team has taken a leaf out of the Harry Potter playbook, which held similar public auditions for roles.
The Bristol audition was the first public try-out for the roles, with further auditions planned across Britain this month.