Scott Glenn gets a lightsaber?

Having played the incontrovertibly intriguing Jack Crawford in “The Silence of the Lambs”, commanding Cmdr. Bart Mancuso in “The Hunt for Red October”, and Firefighter John ‘Axe’ Adcox in “Backdraft”, Scott Glenn is positively practised for any movie part he goes for – but might he be even over qualified for his next part – that in “Star Wars : Episode III”?

Yes folks seems the latest person aboard to board the Death Star is none other than Glenn, the star of some 60 movies, none of which are science fiction movies mind you. Not that that matters, look at the cast of “Episode II”, there’s Jimmy Smits, Samuel L.Jackson, Christopher Lee….with “Star Wars” anything is possible.

Glenn’s someone who can fit in anywhere. He’s played a heck of a lot of different characters, and if the role entails him to ‘dumb down’ as to not up the special effects – he’s been there too. Check out “Vertical Limit” or “Firestorm” for two great examples of a subdued Glenn.

This latest rumour has been doing the rounds for a couple of days now. And although our scooper ‘Uncle Jay’ – who I know for a fact works in the industry – hasn’t got any more information as to which character Glenn might be playing – could it be Grand Moff Tarkin? – He can openly tell us it’s something that is being whispered about all the same.

I’m a huge "Star Wars" fan, and I heard that actor Scott Glenn ("Backdraft") may be up for a role in "Episode III"!! Is there any truth to that?? Have you heard anything down under??

Now, I personally don’t believe this rumor, only because I’m a skeptic when it comes to these things….HOWEVER…I really hope this to be true. Glenn is a great character actor and would be great in a "Star Wars" film.

I also tried to do the math on this one; try to link Glenn to Lucas. What I came up with is reaching but hear me out: 1. Glenn starred in the awful sequel to "American Graffiti" entitled "More American Graffiti" which Lucas produced in 1979. 2. Lucas’ long-time director friend and colleague Francis Ford Coppola, used Glenn in "Apocalypse Now" also in 1979. 3. Coppola’s daughter, Sofia Coppola (who played the Queen’s hand-maiden Saché in "Episode I"), used Glenn in her directorial debut "The Virgin Suicides".

For the lack of a better phrase…watch this space.