David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor

David Tennant Chasing Star Wars Role?

David Tennant this week admitted that he’d love to be in a Star Wars film, after it was announced that Disney have acquired Lucas Films, and will make another trilogy.

Promoting his new film, Nativity 2: Danger in a Manger!, Tennant told Newsbeat’s Natalie Jamieson:

It’d be great! Star Wars is such a key part of my childhood- and my entire life. Y’know, these are the fairytales of our era.

The actor, forever known as the tenth Doctor, recently voiced a droid in the cartoon spin-off series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. When asked if he used this as a way in with Lucas Films, he replied:

I did it in a little underground studio in Soho, down the line to some American’s who were up very early and it was sort of early evening here… I did it a long time before [the new Star Wars films were announced]. I recorded it, like, a year and a half ago.

He was, obviously, asked the obligatory question about returning for Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, and joked:

 Oh, I nearly said something I shouldn’t!

So still no news about November 2013…

Nativity 2: Danger in a Manger! is released in the UK on 23rd November, just in time for Christmas, while the next Star Wars movie, Episode VII will be in cinemas in 2015.

View the interview below.


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates (Kasterborous' former Editor) pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. He is the co-founder of The Doctor Who Companion: http://thedoctorwhocompanion.com/

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