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Denis Lawson turned down Star Wars episode VII role?

May 12th, 2014 by Marc Comments

With the world getting carried away with Star Wars this last couple of weeks (wait, aren’t they always?!) one of the original trilogy actors, Denis Lawson, who played Luke’s friend Wedge Antilles has made his opinion on coming back quite clear…

The scottish actor – who is Obi-Wan actor Ewan McGregor’s uncle – has told The Courier that yes, he was asked to return but, no, he has no interest as it would… bore him!?

Lawson (66) was talking at his home town of Crieff at the screening of his new movie The Machine and when asked about the return of Rogue Squadron’s leader, Wedge, he said:  “I’m not going to do that. They asked me but it just would have bored me.”

So, there you have it…  Lawson is bored by Star Wars, which is a pity because Wedge is a much-loved character. Still, if true, it’s cool that he was approached…

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a script that he wrote with Lawrence Kasdan. Set to star to original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in addition to new cast members John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.

Return to a galaxy far, far away on December 18th, 2015.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….