That teasing temptress of casting possibilities, IMDb, has a familiar name in the list of actors working on Star Wars: Episode VII. Spotted by a Star Wars fansite is the story that Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, is apparently rumoured to be playing a character named “Nexus”.
There’s no clue as to who this might be or whether Colin would be appearing on-screen or providing vocal talents. But of course we’re not surprised our Col has his name cropping up in such places having co-starred with the likes of Sir Ian McKellen in the 50th anniversary love letter The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.
If true, this won’t be the first flirtation the world of Who has had with Star Wars. Before Disney took the reigns from Lucasfilm (hopefully for the better!), voice artist, Toby Longworth, worked on Star Wars: episode 1 – The Phantom Menace and subsequently worked on a number of Big Finish audios and provided a Slitheen voice for the Sara Jane Adventures.
Has anybody heard anything else rumoured about Colin possibly having a role in Star Wars? Remember *anyone* can edit IMDB.com so a healthy dose of salt (is there such a thing?) is required… and are there any Who-Star Wars links I’ve missed? Any monster actors that have appeared in both for example?