Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has shown interest in being part of the Star Wars franchise.
Star Wars has continued to grow wide in a major way ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012.
With both Episode IX and Rian Johnson’s recent trilogy in active development, also with a litany of verified and rumored individual projects on the way, the Star Wars universe is larger than what you might think of.
Given the series’ great fame and tremendous critical and financial triumph, it’s not surprising that there is a long list of stars that are hoping to be part of the franchise.
Many significant actors have shown interest in joining a Star Wars movie, The Walking Dead‘s Andrew Lincoln and the Winter Soldier himself, Sebastian Stan inclusive.
Other notable name may not necessarily have interest in making headline in a Star Wars movie, but are big enough fans to take smaller cameo roles. Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Daniel Craig are part those in this latter category.
With director Reed Morano and co-star Elle Fanning, Dinklage lately sat with Kevin Smith for IMDB to negotiate their new post-apocalyptic movie, I Think We Are Alone Now. Smith (who took a cameo himself in The Force Awakens) lastly asked about Morano’s current discussion with Lucasfilm and if or not she was in the direction to helm a Star Wars film.
After the director diregarded the rumors, calling her sitdown as “just a meeting”, Dinklage chimed in with “I just want a role!”
Surely, his comment was likely made in jest, after interrupting Morano earlier in the interview by making droid beeps, in joke saying “Oh gosh, I’m auditioning.”
Dinklage’s star leverage is about as high as it has ever been, all thanks to his outstanding role as Tyrion Lannister in the great hit HBO series, Game of Thrones.
However, with GoT, at the moment, filming its 8th and last season, which is set to premiere in 2019, probably Dinklage is planning to line up the next level of his career.
The 48-year-old New Jersey native is not new to Hollywood blockbusters, either, being previously featured in large budget movies like X-Men: Days of Future Past and Pixels.
Now that he is at a level in his career where he can select and decide his projects, if he really has interest in part of the Star Wars universe, there is high possibility that he’ll at last be able to secure a space.
But do you feel Dinklage would make a huge plus to the Star Wars franchise? What kind of role do you think he’ll fit in?
Lets hear your opinion.