Cruise talks to director about cameo in new Star Wars

JJ Abrams directed Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 3. Photo / AP
JJ Abrams directed Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 3. Photo / AP

Tom Cruise has reportedly met Star Wars director JJ Abrams in London to discuss the possibility of a cameo appearance in Star Wars: Episode VII.

A film insider told the Sun newspaper that: "Tom [Cruise] has been in London for over a week and met up with JJ [Abrams] and some other people from Star Wars over the weekend.

"On Saturday evening five of them met up for dinner and drinks at the Belgravia Hotel.

"JJ directed Mission: Impossible 3 and loves working with Tom whenever he gets the chance.

"Losing Harrison Ford [to a broken leg] is going to set things back a little scheduling wise and there's some time to play around with."

The film has already been the cause of intense excitement from fans, as Ford is joined by original Star Wars series castmates Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew.

The veteran stars will be joined by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow, who will continue filming scenes without Ford while he recovers. The injury occurred after Ford, 71, was crushed by a door at Pinewood Studios on June 12.

Star Wars: Episode VII is likely to be the only Star Wars film that JJ Abrams directs after it was reported that Looper director Rian Johnson would direct Star Wars: Episode VIII and Episode IX.

- Daily Telegraph UK

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