Ray Park wants Star Wars return

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 July 2013
J.J. Abrams

Star Wars director J.J. Abrams

Ray Park wants to reprise his role as Darth Maul in forthcoming film 'Star Wars Episode VII'

Ray Park wants to return to 'Star Wars'.

The 38-year-old actor played Darth Maul in 1999's 'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace', and despite his alter-ego's apparent death when he was sliced into two separate pieces by Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), he is keen to star as the double-bladed lightsaber-wielding villain in 'Star Wars Episode VII'.

He told MTV: "Just give me food and water, and I'm there."

Should Ray get the OK then he is keen to bring a more fierce side to his character in the eagerly anticipated movie, admitting he wants to return "with something a little bit spicy".

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher - who played Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia 36 years ago in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy - are due to reprise their roles in 'Star Wars Episode VII', but the pair have reportedly been told to slim down in order to resemble their characters in earlier films.

A source recently said: "Mark and Carrie need to be as close to their appearance in the earlier movies as possible. Producers are keen to help out and have offered support.

"The budget is huge so there will be no expense spared."

The much anticipated sci-fi blockbuster will be directed by J.J. Abrams after Disney bought the rights to 'Star Wars' from creator George Lucas for almost £2.6 billion last year.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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