Taron Egerton Expresses Interest in Starring in ‘Star Wars’ Despite Rejecting Han Solo Role

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Taron Egerton, the star of the new Apple TV+ film “Tetris”, has expressed his interest in starring in something related to the Star Wars franchise despite turning down the role of Han Solo. Speaking to ET Canada’s Carlos Bustamante at the premiere of his new film, Egerton shared that he was involved in some auditions for the role but it didn’t feel right for him. When asked if he would consider starring in an original Star Wars creation like “The Mandalorian”, Egerton gushed about being a big fan of the franchise and expressed his eagerness to be a part of one of those stories. However, he also acknowledged that it’s ultimately up to the people who make those decisions.    

While Egerton had turned down the role of a young Han Solo in the 2018 movie “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, the actor has previously shown his interest in working on a Star Wars production. Fans may remember his vocal performance as Elton John in “Rocketman”, as the rock legend also made a small cameo in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”. Egerton’s recent comments suggest that his dream of being part of the Star Wars universe is still very much alive.

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Egerton’s new film “Tetris” is a biopic about video game salesman Henk Rogers and his discovery of the video game in 1988. The actor’s portrayal of Rogers has already earned praise from critics, with many highlighting the film’s engaging storytelling and Egerton’s performance. The film is now streaming on Apple TV+.

As for the Star Wars franchise, fans are eagerly anticipating the upcoming series “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, which will see Ewan McGregor reprise his role as the Jedi Master. The series is set to take place 10 years after the events of “Revenge of the Sith” and will feature the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. There are also several other Star Wars series and films in the works, including the highly anticipated series “The Book of Boba Fett”. It remains to be seen whether Egerton will be part of any of the franchise’s future projects, but fans will undoubtedly be keeping a close eye on his career.

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