Looks like Maverick may have to brush up on his lightsaber skills, or maybe he’ll be in a X-Wing. Tom Cruise was reportedly in London over the past week meeting with JJ Abrams to talk about a possible cameo role in the upcoming Star Wars film. Say what you want, the actor is loving some sci-fi here lately.
Not exactly a bastion of solid information, but the Sun is reporting the two had dinner and discussed a possible role. Maybe the Sun hacked a phone. They are pretty adept at that. Rumor is that with Harrison Ford down with a broken leg, there is some time to play with the scheduling and possible add-ons to the movie.
The film is filling up with quite the cast. Not only do you have the originals returning, but new cast of characters is backed by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o. She’s joined by John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. All of the current slate of actors will continue filming while Han kicks back and recovers.
If there’s one thing I ask from Star Wars, it is a legitimate space battle. Without clunky dialogue.
The other big news is that JJ Abrams looks to be only directing Episode VII. Rian Johnson, who has behind the lens of Looper, has signed on for VIII and IX. Harrison Ford will return to the set in about eight weeks after his leg was caught in a revolving door. I guess the Falcon finally let him down.
What are your thoughts about a possible Tom Cruise cameo? Is Star Wars becoming the film all actors are clamoring to be in. Here’s to JJ Abrams making a decent film. It doesn’t even have to be great to be great. After the prequels, anything that’s serviceable will be notched as a win by most fans.