Ever since Mad Men, Jon Hamm has been getting some sweet roles here and there from Baby Driver to Bad Times at the El Royale. He's also been cast as the Angel Gabriel in Neil Gaiman's Good Omens show, and while promoting the film, Hamm reveals that he's always wanted to join the Star Wars franchise.
Talking to Buzzfeed, Jon Hamm (along with co-star Nick Offerman) talked about the roles that they had wanted to play before. Offerman talked about himself auditioning for Lord of the Rings, and Hamm related to the story, saying, "My version of that is the Star Wars stuff. There've been more Star Wars things with more people in them. Where's my phone call? I've been a nerf-herder. I get the lingo."
Hamm does his spiel at 6:10:
Besides the Star Wars films, Disney's streaming service has opened up an opportunity for live-action Star Wars series that Hamm could totally be involved with. Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian alone has appearances from actors like Werner Herzog to Bill Burr of all people. Even Thor: Ragnarok Taika Waititi is in that show.
I think it's only a matter of time before Hamm gets offered something to do in Star Wars. Personally, I think he would be a great Imperial/First Order officer at some point in the future—just looking at his Don Draper performance. Then again, I wouldn't be opposed to something a bit more rough around the edges.
Catch Hamm in Good Omens now on Prime Video.