Let the infinite casting rumors begin.
Gary Oldman has been in films like Harry Potter, The Dark Knight trilogy and now he’s adding one more legendary franchise to his collection – Star Wars. Well, he might be adding it, anyway. The veteran actor hasn’t confirmed his commitment to the J.J. Abrams project, but he did strongly imply it.
Oldman in Star Wars VII? It's a definite "maybe".
Speaking to Sky Movies ahead of the release of RoboCop (the man is clearly a fan of the fantasy/sci-fi genre), Oldman skillfully dodged the question of whether he’d been approached for Episode VII. His response was a brief and vague “They’ve called.”
“I’m more cynical about it now,” the RoboCop actor continued. “I believe it when I’m on the plane home.”
It sounds like there's a gag order in place.
So no concrete news on that front, but this is still the first time that Oldman has been linked to the movie (outside of wishful rumors, that is). Plus, it sounds like the actor himself would like to close a deal with Disney too. It’s not the first time he’s been linked to the franchise. In the good ‘ol days, before Episode III went into production, Oldman was rumored for a part in that, but the rumors obviously proved false. Back then, rumors pegged him for the role of General Greivous. Apart from some returning stars, no cast announcements have been made so far for Episode VII, though there have been rumours about both Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving making appearances.