Robert Pattinson

If the rumors about him possibly being the new Indiana Jones weren't exciting enough, now there are reports saying that Robert Pattinson might be cast as Han Solo in Star Wars Episode 7. (Watch out, Harrison Ford. He's probably coming for Calista Flockhart next.)

And while a source told Hollywood Life that the Indiana Jones thing just ain't happening, he/she said, "What has been talked about is a standalone Han Solo film, younger Han Solo before everything that happened in Star Wars and the person who is on the high list to get the part is Robert Pattinson."

OMG. All I have to say about this is if Rob does wind up in the Star Wars flick, can I please take a crack at playing Princess Leah?

Seriously people, this might honestly be the hottest role Rob ever takes on if the rumors are true. Sure, die-hard Star Wars fans will probably argue that Harrison Ford can never be replaced. But if anyone can possibly come close to filling his shoes, it's Rob ... hands down.

Don't you think he'd look all sorts of hot behind the controls of a ... what do Star Wars peeps refer to them as? Spaceships? (My apologies if I'm not using the right term.)

While I'm totally on board with him playing Indiana Jones, something about the Han Solo role seems even sexier to me. I mean, either part would help him shed the Edward Cullen association, but if I had to choose? Yeah ... I'd rather see him in outer space than in ancient Egypt or wherever.

Fingers crossed that this becomes a reality, you guys. I didn't really have much interest in seeing Star Wars Episode 7 before, but if Rob is part of the deal, I'm SO in.

Do you think Rob would make a good Han Solo?

 

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