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Karl Urban Explains Why He Would Never Do a 'Star Wars' Movie

August 5, 2013 (8:36 am) GMT
The 'Star Trek' actor says to be part of 'Star Wars' 'wouldn't feel right' even if he's a fan of the franchise.
Karl Urban

may be a fan of the "Star Wars" film franchise but in a new interview with IGN, the New Zealand actor revealed why he would never want to be cast in "Star Wars Episode 7" intended for a 2015 summer release. This is despite the fact that J.J. Abrams, whose Bad Robot Productions will be producing his new FOX series "", will direct it.

"No, absolutely not," answered Urban rather straightforwardly when asked if he ever considered to be cast in the next "Star Wars" movie given his close association with Abrams. The 41-year-old actor was quick to explain why he would not want to star in it, but not before he would first reveal how much of a downright "Star Wars" fanatic he was.

"I grew up watching it. That was the Holy Grail for me," said Urban, "I remember waiting for two/three years for that next installment, for 'Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi'. I've seen every single 'Star Wars' film, even the animated, 'The Clone Wars', and all that sort of stuff. I just love that universe."

"That being said, I have no desire to be part of it. I don't see the worlds of 'Star Trek' and Star Wars joining," said the acclaimed actor, who played Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in "" and "". "I've made a commitment to 'Star Trek' and I'm going to keep it. It wouldn't feel right to me. Being in 'Star Trek', to suddenly be in 'Star Wars' wouldn't feel right to me."

If he doesn't get to work with Abrams in his new Star Wars film, Urban openly expressed how much he'd want for him to take the helm at the next "Star Trek" flick. The "" star is hoping for an original story for "Star Trek 3", "something different than a revenge-based picture."

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