Tom Cruise doesn't want to be left out of the rebooted 'Star Wars' franchise.
The 51 year-old actor has reportedly travelled all the way to London, where 'Episode VII' is currently being filmed, to meet with director J.J. Abrams about a possible cameo in the upcoming flick.
Tom Cruise is reportedly wanting a cameo role in 'Star Wars'
Maybe the success of Cruise's latest movie, 'Edge of Tomorrow,' has given him the sci-fi fever.
"Tom [Cruise] has been in London for over a week and met up with JJ [Abrams] and some other people with the production over the weekend," a source told The Sun. "On Saturday evening, five of them met up for dinner and drinks at the Belgravia Hotel. JJ produced "Mission Impossible 5" and loves working with Tom whenever he gets the chance."
Although it may seem rare to discuss casting new actors during the filming of the movie, which is taking place at the famed Pinewood Studios, Harrison Ford suffering a broken leg has "set things back a little scheduling wise and there's some time to play around with.”
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It is expected that the incident, which occurred on June 12th, may side-line the veteran actor for up to 6 to 8 weeks as he is now returning to the US to begin a rehabilitation program.
Ford, who is reprising the role of Han Solo, sustained the injury when a spaceship door fell onto his leg. Ironically it was his character's own ship's hydraulic door, from the recognizable Millennium Falcon, that caused the damage.
Ford's on-set injury has reportedly given J.J. Abrams "some time to play around with"
However, despite one of the main characters missing nearly two months of shooting, Lucasfilm and Disney reiterate that filming will continue as planned and there should be no setbacks.
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The other two original cast members, Mark Hamil and Carrie Fisher, have joined Harrison to reprise their iconic characters in the J.J. Abrams-directed film. Newer members of the cast include Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, 'Girls' actor Adam Driver, 'Lord of the Rings' star Andy Serkis and Swedish actor Max von Sydow.