Who Gary Oldman could potentially play in Star Wars Episode VII

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Movie news keep reporting that every actor in Hollywood has been approached for a role in Star Wars Episode VII. Recently Gary Oldman has been reported to have been offered a role in the film but if he will take it or not has yet to be confirmed. In an interview Oldman seemed keen on the idea but would only believe it once he is on a plane to London to shoot the film. Who will he play though? Will he play a villain? He has played some really iconic villains in his time but not recently. Maybe he will play someone who already exists in the Star Wars universe.

Obi-Wan Kenobi. Here me out. Gary Oldman without a doubt is a great actor and would be able to pull the role off. Oldman is approaching the same age as Alec Guinness was when he played the role. Not to mention the fact that both Alec Guinness and Gary Oldman have played the character George Smiley in separate versions of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. People clearly saw something in Gary Oldman for him to play the role of George Smiley. Why couldn’t he play another character Guinness has played. I would really be up for seeing this. Other than having Ewan McGregor playing the role I think Oldman would be perfect. 

This is clearly just a suggestion but it may not be a million miles off. What do you think? Could Gary Oldman play the role of Obi-Wan? Please comment below and thanks for reading.