Karl Urban has ventured in to deep space, where no man has gone before, but he is rather adamant that he has no interest in visiting a galaxy far, far away. In a recent interview, Urban explicitly states that he does not want to be in J.J. Abrams upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, or any future chapters in the franchise.
Urban has a close relationship with Abrams, having appeared in both of the director’s Star Trek films, but when IGN asked if he was he had tried to leverage that friendship into a part in Episode VII, he delivered an emphatic, “No, absolutely not.”
That’s a rather vehement answer, one without a lot of room for interpretation. Such a response could lead one to believe that the South African born actor has something against the franchise of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Darth Vader. That, however, is far from the case. Asked if he is a fan, Urban replies:
Oh my God, yes…I grew up watching it. That was the Holy Grail for me. I was a fan of Star Trek growing up. Star Wars was it. Star Wars was like…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.