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Published On: Sat, Apr 6th, 2013

‘Being Human’ star and voice actor of Darth Maul, Sam Witwer would love the chance to join ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

Sam Witwer is just one of the latest in a line of actors who has stated interest in the new Star Wars Episode VII film.

darth_maul_returns_star wars clone warsThe Being Human star has also voiced the character of Darth Maul for the animated Clone Wars series. Witwer tells Digital Spy he’d love a chance to join the cast.

“I would jump at the opportunity to simply audition [for Episode 7].” He added Star Wars is something that I’ve been a fan of since I was a kid – I played all the video games and I grew up reading Star Wars books. Working on the franchise and getting direction from George Lucas – it’s something that I never thought would take place.”

While few details have been released, director JJ Abrams impressed the actor.

“They have a great creative team – George is basically resuming the role that he had back in the Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi days – the guy behind the story. And then they’ve got JJ as the director – they have a lot of smart people working on this.”

Recently Ian McDiarmid acknowledged that he would like to reprise the role of Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars spinoffs. Diane Kruger, Kerri Russell, and Dwayne Johnson also expressed interest of being in the series.

 

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