Gary Oldman has joined the long conga line of actors up for roles in the next "Star Wars" film.

The British actor, who has recently appeared in other blockbusters such as the Harry Potter and The Dark Knight films, told Sky Movies he has talked with producers about appearing in "Star Wars: Episode VII."

"They've called," said Oldman. "You know, I'm more cynical about it now. I'll believe it when I'm on the plane home. The deal isn't done, but yeah, they've inquired. I mean Planet Of The Apes, Harry Potter, Batman, and Star Wars ... bloody hell!"

Right -- he's had a semi-decent career.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is slated to open Dec. 18, 2015, with shooting due to begin later this year at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. Just about every actor on the planet has been linked to the film, including Judi Dench, Saoirse Ronan, Michael B Jordan, Benedict Cumberbatch and Zac Efron. It's also been widely reported that original cast members Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will reprise their roles from the original trilogy.

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