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Josh Holloway says he would love to play Han Solo

May 22, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Josh Holloway says he would love to play Han Solo in a new "Star Wars" movie if a younger version of the iconic character is needed.

Harrison Ford, 70, played the hero in the 1970s and '80s and is rumored to be returning -- if only for a cameo -- for "Star Wars: Episode VII," which is being directed by Holloway's former "Lost" boss J.J. Abrams.

No plot details or casting have been officially announced for the film but fans have long noted the similarities between Holloway's wise-cracking con man Sawyer on "Lost" and Ford's intergalactic smuggler Han and expressed support of Holloway playing Han on the big screen.

Asked if he would be interested in tackling the role in a new "Star Wars" movie, Holloway first told E! News he recently shared scenes with Ford in the film "Paranoia."

"He's great. I worked with him recently and had to arrest him and lock him up and shove him in car. I was like, 'I'm arresting Han Solo!'"

The 43-year-old actor then said he would love to appear in a "Star Wars" blockbuster if asked.

"Yeah, sure, I would love that. It'd be a blast. I'd love to do that," he said.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is scheduled for release in 2015.

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