Someone get J.J. Abrams on the phone and let him know that actor Seth Green is ready, willing and eager to be part of the next Star Wars movie.
Green tells Esquire that he’s mentioned the idea to LucasFilm head Kathleen Kennedy.
“I wouldn’t pitch a specific character, but I’ve definitely mentioned to Kathleen Kennedy that if there was anything that seemed organically reasonable to put me in any of these movies, this would be the only time she’d hear me ask,” Green says.
Green was working on a Star Wars parody series called Detours but says that it was put on hold when Disney purchased LucasFilm and the companies began gearing up for a new trilogy.
“We have roughly 40 finished episodes of the show, so I can’t imagine it’ll never be seen. But bear in mind that when it was conceived, there were no plans to make additional Star Wars movies,” Green says. “George Lucas wanted to create a comedy that would exist after the films were in existence. It was designed to offer a different perspective of Star Wars, sort of the way Clone Wars did. But then Lucas retired, and he gave Kathleen Kennedy the keys to the Tucker, so to speak, and then they decided to make new movies. It just changed the focus of what the company was.”
Green says that Lucas has approved all the parodies done of the franchise on Robot Chicken and that he hopes J.J. Abrams will be as kind when Chicken inevitably parodies the new trilogy.