9:30 am EDT, October 21, 2013

Asa Butterfield wants to play Han Solo Junior in ‘Star Wars 7’

Star Wars 7 has carried with it more hype than anyone could have reasonably expected, and everyone, including Hugo and Ender’s Game star Asa Butterfield, wants in on the action.

star-wars-7-han-solo-jr-asa-butterfieldIn an exclusive interview with Hypable for his upcoming film Ender’s Game, we asked Asa if cast-mate Harrison Ford has tried to Jedi mind trick the young actor into joining the cast of Star Wars 7.

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According to allegedly leaked casting information, there are plenty of young roles available in the upcoming Star Wars sequel, but Butterfield doesn’t need Ford to use the force (as if he believed in all that force mumbo jumbo) to get him to accept a part.

“I’m trying to slip a word in,” said Butterfield at his Beverly Hills suite. “I’m writing him little notes and whispering into his [Harrison Ford’s] ear when he’s asleep.” He cupped his hands around his mouth and mock-whispered, “Asa Butterfield…Han Solo Junior…”

Although it would be nice to assume that Butterfield has inside information about whether or not Han Solo Junior will appear in Star Wars 7, the actor also mentioned that he would like to portray James Bond in the future as well, so consider that as you’re preparing your salt for consumption.

We’ll have more from Butterfield on interpreting the science fiction legend, Ender Wiggin, as we grow closer to the release date for Ender’s Game. The film was screened for critics on Friday evening, and even though we’re currently being gagged, we can tell you that there’s plenty to be excited for as November 1st grows nearer.

More ‘Star Wars 7’ casting news

Aside from Asa Butterfield’s own personal ambitions, several rumors, leaks, and general discussions have exploded across the net as Star Wars 7 quickly becomes the most hyped film of all time. Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron have been rumored (and quickly debunked), as have the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch and Saoirse Ronan.

We won’t know for sure who has been cast and who hasn’t until at least Christmas, only two years from the film’s rumored release date.

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