“I think it’s looking OK,” he says hesitantly. “Things are looking positive, but I would think that’s something for them to discuss.”
For some months now, rumors have circled Mendelsohn for a role in the anthology, with the actor telling AwardsLine only last month, “I’m waiting for them to call me.”
The film’s IMDB page features Mendelsohn on its cast list, but his participation has as yet been unconfirmed. He would be joining Felicity Jones, Sam Claflin and Forest Whitaker.
“I’d be a very, very happy man,” Mendelsohn says. “I’m right in the sweet spot for the actual first Star Wars. I didn’t wait in line for it, but I was nine or ten when that came out. It was a big deal, a huge deal. I went a couple of times to the movies to see it, so I’m a lover of that whole thing.”