Gary Oldman Confirms Talks For 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Role Have Taken Place

Gary Oldman could be the latest A-List actor that might be joining the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' project.

The news surfaced from the 55 year-old during a recent interview with Sky Movies when he was promoting the forthcoming movie of the rebooted 'Robocop' franchise.

Goldman revealed that he has actually met with director J.J. Abrams to discuss a possible role in the revived iconic sci-fi film series.

"They've called," said Oldman. "I don't know if its, er...You know, I'm more cynical about it now.

Adding, "I'll believe it when I'm on the plane home. The deal isn't done, but yeah, they've inquired. I mean Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter, Batman and Star Wars ... bloody hell!"

The British actor was referring to his most well-known roles in recent years.

He played Sirius Black in the 'Harry Potter' franchise, Sargent/Commissioner James Gordon in the rebooted 'Batman' franchise, and will play Dreyfus in the next instalment of the sci-fi series, 'Dawn of the Plant of the Apes'.

So it is safe to say Oldman has been very successful in the past with franchise movies.

News also recently surfaced that Zac Efrom has also held talks with the production team about possibly starring in the upcoming 'Star Wars' movie.

The 26 year-old told MTV News, "I just went and met with them. So I don't know. It would be cool. I love [the Star Wars movies], I love them, but. who knows?"

Abrams has publically confirmed to have had discussions with Jesse Plemons, who is rumoured to have the lead, about a role in the film, although no additional information was released.

The slated release date for 'Episode VII' is December 18th 2015.

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