I had the privilege of meeting Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson at last year's Hasbro Toy Fair. While chatting about G.I. Joe: Retaliation, I ended up asking him about the other toys he collected as a kid. He told me he was a huge Star Wars fan at the time and he loved having Han Solo and Boba Fett take on the Joes (Fett won, of course). Well, at the Australian premiere for G.I Joe: Retaliation, the actor once again expressed his passion for the classic sci-fi franchise... but this time with a blunt message: he wants to be in Episode VII. Chatting with adelaidenow, Johnson said the following:
So when I got the call saying, 'How do you feel about becoming the leader of the G.I. Joes?', it was like if I got a call from George Lucas saying, 'I want you to be in Star Wars'.
I'm gonna call J.J. and you're gonna help by printing it and I'm gonna be in Star Wars!
Viners, would you want to see The Rock appear in a galaxy far, far away? If so, what kind of role do you think he would have?
Meanwhile, TotalFilm also asked various actors and directors if they'd be interested in the franchise. Check out the video below to see how the likes of Joss Whedon, Bryan Singer, Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and many more responded!
Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams and is scheduled to come out in 2015.