STAR TREK Writers On Possibly Moving To STAR WARS; Josh Holloway Up For Han Solo Role
Star Trek Into Darkness co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof both share their thoughts on possibly working on a Star Wars film for Disney in the near future. Additionally, Lost's Josh Holloway expresses interest in playing Han Solo.
A few minor pieces Star Wars news for your reading pleasure. First up, in an interview with Wall Street Journal, screenwriter Alex Kurtzman plays down the possibility of his reteaming with Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams (and frequent co-writer Roberto Orci) on a future Wars installment. "I don’t think so. Obviously the God analogy applies there as well. But I think all of our slates are pretty full right now. I think we’re very happy with what we’ve done on “Star Trek” and our heads have been there, you know? They haven’t really gone past that point. I think right now we’re mostly excited to sit there in the theater and be fans of the next “Star Wars” movie. You don’t get that opportunity very often so I’m not sure we want to dilute it.)" This is similar to what Abrams stated when first asked if he would be up for directing 2015's Episode VII, but after their work on big franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers and Spider-Man, Kurtzman and Orci would be welcome additions to the Star Wars universe.
However, Into Darkness co-writer Damon Lindelof offers more optimism during a separate chat with Grantland. He says that he definitely won't be involved with Episode VII (which is currently being written by Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt), but with the next several years offering many Star Wars films, he says that he will likely work on at least one of them down the road. "I’d say over the next decade, you and I are going to get five Star Wars films, and it won’t be Episode VII, but I may be involved in one of them when the pressure isn’t as intense." Would you like to see Lindelof, Roberto Orci and/or Alex Kurtzman work on a Star Wars film?
Finally, while speaking with E! Online, Josh Holloway (Lost, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) talked about working with Harrison "Han Solo" Ford on the upcoming thriller Paranoia, offering praise for the veteran actor. "He's great. I worked with him recently and had to arrest him and lock him up and shove him in car. I was like, 'I'm arresting Han Solo!" As he has been suggested for the role in the past (should a recast ever happen, of course), the actor also addressed the possibility of playing the iconic character in the future. "Matter of fact, I just did a movie where I almost tackled him [Ford]. I stuffed him in a car handcuffed. Yeah, sure, I would love that. It'd be a blast. I'd love to do that." While it hasn't been officially announced yet, Ford is heavily expected to reprise his role as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII alongside Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker and Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia. Would you like to see Josh Holloway be involved with the sci-fi franchise?
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