Star Wars Episode VII may have Gary Oldman on board, as the actor said this week that he’s been asked.
“They’ve called,” he said of the film’s producers to Sky Movies.
He didn’t elaborate much further on the movie or if he’d be given a role.
“I believe it when I’m on the plane home,” he said. “The deal isn’t done, but yeah, they’ve inquired.”
He was linked to play General Greivous in “Revenge of the Sith” before it came out.
Disney or Lucasfilm have not confirmed what actors would appear in the film.
The report comes days after ones saying that Zac Efron was in talks with the makers of the JJ Abrams-directed movie.
“I just went and met with them,” Efron said, according to MTV. “So I don’t know. It would be cool. I love [the Star Wars movies], I love them, but… who knows?”
Liam McIntyre , Jesse Plemons, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Sullivan Stapleton have also been linked to the movie.
An Abrams talked about why things about the movie are top secret.
He talked about the security around the project.
“Are you kidding me? My god. My office… I’m working on the Star Wars script today and the people in my office have covered up all my windows with black paper,” he told the Telegraph in January. “I guess they wanted to make sure no one could see what I was doing. It seems rather extreme.”
The secrecy, he continued, is about providing a good movie.
“We were trying to preserve the unexpected for the audience, but it came across as if we were trying to be too clever,” he said
“Star Wars is in every way a different animal. It’s always been a more open, fan-engaged universe than I’ve been used to, so I’m sure there’ll be some sort of compromise. But it feels to me like there’s a purity in not knowing every little thing.”
And last month, Carrie Fisher–who played Princess Leia–said that Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill and Han Solo actor Harrison Ford will return.
“I’d like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again – but with white hair,” she said, according to reports. “I think that would be funny.”
But Hamill wouldn’t confirm anything during a Reddit question and answer session.
“The only character I know for sure is returning is my friend R2-D2. He hasn’t stopped beeping about it.” He added: “I’m not being coy, really. When I find something out, I’ll let everybody know. But nothing has been decided yet.”