EXCLUSIVE: Corey Feldman Eyes the Role of Han Solo's Son in Star Wars: Episode VII
Star Wars: Episode VII is the sequel of the century. Despite three unpopular prequels, fans have regained their love and enthusiasm for George Lucas' sci-fi fantasy franchise. All of that goodwill was recently resurrected by Walt Disney Pictures, who are now promising a new film every two years, indefinitely, starting in 2015.
Fans aren't the only ones excited about the prospect of more Star Wars movies. A lot of actors are throwing their hat into the ring, wishing for a role in this highly coveted space adventure. Robert Pattinson recently came forward, http://movieweb.com/robert-pattinson-wants-to-play-jar-jar-binks-in-star-wars-episode-vii/saying he'd play Jar Jar Binks if it meant being a part of this sprawling universe. Now, Lost Boys actor Corey Feldman, who got his start working for Steven Spielberg in such classics as Gremlins and The Goonies, wants a piece of the action.
"More than anything, I want a part in that new Star Wars franchise."
When asked if there was a particular role he'd like to take on, he said he is lobbying for a role as Han Solo's son, due to his resemblance to actor Harrison Ford.
"I think that is a great idea. No one knows what they have in mind yet, or what they have in store for us...But what I would like to see in the development of those next three movies is that they bring back all of the original characters, as they are still alive. And you can make them the older generation. Then, whether its their kids, or a bunch of new young soldiers, or Jedis, or warriors...Whatever it is, I would certainly like to be a part of that new young brigade that they are going to bring forward.
I think Harrison Ford's son is a really great idea, actually. Fans have always said that I would make a great Indiana Jones, a great Young Indiana Jones. We look very similar, we have the same type of bravado. The same character persona with the whole Edgar Frog thing. It is a good fit."
Is Corey Feldman out of his mind? He doesn't think so.
"I do believe that belief is the most powerful thing we have in this world. So, if we believe in something enough. And we have faith, we can make it a reality. That is basically the basis of my entire career and my entire life. I am going to really send a lot of positive energy to...Here, these are the three topics at hand...Let's get Corey in the new Star Wars movie, lets get Corey back as Donatello in Ninja Turtles with Michael Bay, and lets get Corey back to reprise his role as Tommy Jarvis, to make the fan anticipated sequel, above all, Friday the 13th Part XIII: Jason Vs. Jarvis in 3D. That is what I'm pitching."
"I'll tell you who doesn't want to be a part of that cast. I can pretty much guarantee that Anthony Daniels doesn't want a part in it. "I'm 90 years old now, I don't want to walk around in a robot suit anymore. I'm done with that!"
Do you want Corey Feldman in Star Wars: Episode VII? Who do you envision taking on this expanding universe? Let us know if this sounds like a great idea, or a not so great idea. George Lucas is listening.