Jimmy Smits Talks STAR WARS: EPISODE VII: "If They Want To Call, Let Them Call"

Jimmy Smits Talks STAR WARS: EPISODE VII: "If They Want To Call, Let Them Call"

'Senator Bail Organa' died in A New Hope when Darth Vader destroyed the planet Alderaan, making his return extremely unlikely. Dexter star Jimmy Smits reveals here whether he would be interesting in reprising the role and shares his thoughts on the prospect of Episode VII.


If Star Wars: Episode VII was going to fill in the gaps between the prequels and original trilogy, a return for Jimmy Smits as 'Senator Bail Organa' would seem likely. However, reports (and the "VII" in the title itself) indicate that Disney's planned trilogy will take place long after the character dies on the planet Alderaan during the events of A New Hope. Regardless, this doesn't really seem like a role that the Sons of Anarchy star is particularly desperate to return to! "My character was gone after episode whatever. If they want to call, let them call." Fair enough then. As for how he feels about Disney's acquisiion of the franchise, he added: "Congratulations to George, because that was like a mega deal. It’s great that it will kind of live on in a different kind of incarnation." Smits continued, "There’s more stories to tell, of course, I think. You look at the 007 franchise and it’s going on for [50] years. I mean, there are a lot of people that grew up watching that, so I know that he didn’t pass that on without a lot of caveats. I think there will be involvement with George down the line." Would you be interested in seeing him return?

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Filed Under "Star Wars" 11/8/2012 Source: Spinoff Online
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