Gary Oldman may soon add another franchise to his already franchise-laden résumé (it’s certainly one way to keep your pool warm).
While promoting RoboCop, the Dark Knight, Harry Potter and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star told Sky Movies that J.J. Abrams and co. indeed "inquired" if he’d be interested in taking a trip to a galaxy far far away.
Watch what the brilliant actor had to say:
When Oldman states that he’d gotten more cynical about the whole process he might allude to a previous, unsuccessful flirt with the Star Wars franchise.
Back in the day, the Academy Award nominated actor submitted a voice audition for General Grievous for Revenge of the Sith. Quite obviously he was not cast in the role. Which (again) leads me to question George Lucas judgement.
How do you not cast Gary Oldman or the voice of Gary Oldman (or whatever other part of Gary Oldman you can get) in your movie?
While I personally would prefer the actor do other, non-franchise stuff (Smiley’s People, the sequel to Tinker, Taylor, Soldier Spy excluded) I can’t help myself thinking that a cosmic wrong would finally be righted by finally casting in a Star Wars movie!
To end on an appropriate note: how dare you George Lucas!