15 Feb 2018 7:45 PM +00:00 UTC

Martin Freeman Was in Talks For A Role In Star Wars Franchise

Martin Freeman's been pretty busy with all his movie invitations. Not only was The Hobbit star asked to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Captain America: Civil War and in this year's Black Panther, but he was also asked to join Lucasfilm's Star Wars franchise.

Sitting down during a recent interview with Joe, Freeman was asked whether he was interested in joining Star Wars after appearing in the MCU as agent Everett Ross. Freeman's response was more than positive – the Sherlock Star even teased that he had been part of a few Star Wars acting talks before.

"Well, of course, of course I might be," Freeman answered, when asked whether he wanted to join Lucasfilm's galaxy far, far away.


When it came to Star Wars talks, the actor admitted that he'd been indirectly invited to join the franchise. "No, not directly, no. Indirectly, yeah. I had a chat with the folks a few years ago, but no, it's been at the right thing. There are other British actors that they preferred to me," the actor confirmed.

Lucasfilm's hired quite a number of British actors before, including sequel trilogy stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. There's also Rogue One actress Felicity Jones and Solo: A Star Wars Story's Emilia Clark.

Though it's a shame that Freeman wasn't able to get a Star Wars role, the actor must be pretty busy appearing in the MCU.

Black Panther premieres tomorrow, Feb. 16, 2018.

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