Kanye West Wants A Star Wars Role, Already Has A Jedi Name
Kanye West is known for making outlandish statements, but this time, the rapper isn't saying that he's running for office again. The rapper just announced that he wants to join the ever expanding Star Wars Universe.
Kanye is such a huge fan of Star Wars that he has told executives at Disney that he will accept any role to --however small -- to help launch his acting career.
A senior production executive told the Daily Star: “We’re open to all ideas. Nothing is beyond the realms of possibility.”
A source close to the the 39-year-old rapper revealed: “Quite a few of his fashion designs have been inspired by Star Wars and he’ll often throw a long coat over his shoulders when he goes out that makes it look as if he’s wearing Obi-Wan’s robe."
“It’s a standing joke that one of his nicknames is Mannequin Skywalker and he actually likes being called that.
"He’s watched all the movies many times and he regards George Lucas as the greatest genius Hollywood has ever seen.”
Another friend said: “He’s happy to make a humble start in the hope that any Star Wars part, however small, will be a perfect launch pad for a career in the movies.”
Kanye was such a big fan of the sci-fi blockbuster franchise that he included a references in his 2005 song Gone: “But if they ever flip sides like Anakin...”
That's a reference to Anakin Skywalker, a.k.a. Darth Vader.
The rapper also dressed as a stormtrooper with his wife Kim Kardashian (who dressed up as Princess Leia) for a skit on a Comedy Central pilot TV show in 2008 that was never aired on TV.
The next standalone film is a Han Solo origin story, and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke was cast in that film along with Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover. Another standalone Star Wars film will be released in 2020, so maybe West can get a cameo for that.