Brook Lopez: Stanford alum, NBA All-Star, “Star Wars” Wookiee?
The first two facts about the Brooklyn Nets center are true, but according to Lopez, that third item could come to fruition as well.
Apparently the 26-year-old is a big science fiction fan, and after a recent Nets practice, he told reporters he’s hoping to score a role as one of the hairy bipeds in an upcoming “Star Wars” film.
“My friend works on the set,” Lopez said, via the Wall Street Journal. “I don’t want to jinx it, but pretty good so far.”
The seventh installment of the legendary franchise — Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens — already has completed filming and is due out next December, but the big man hopes to land a part in the eighth episode.
Han Solo’s trusty companion Chewbacca is the most well-known Wookiee, but if Lopez gets involved, he could give Chewie a run for his money.
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