Promoting his new film, Nativity 2: Danger in a Manger!, Tennant told Newsbeat’s Natalie Jamieson:
It’d be great! Star Wars is such a key part of my childhood- and my entire life. Y’know, these are the fairytales of our era.
The actor, forever known as the tenth Doctor, recently voiced a droid in the cartoon spin-off series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. When asked if he used this as a way in with Lucas Films, he replied:
I did it in a little underground studio in Soho, down the line to some American’s who were up very early and it was sort of early evening here… I did it a long time before [the new Star Wars films were announced]. I recorded it, like, a year and a half ago.
He was, obviously, asked the obligatory question about returning for Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, and joked:
Oh, I nearly said something I shouldn’t!
So still no news about November 2013…
Nativity 2: Danger in a Manger! is released in the UK on 23rd November, just in time for Christmas, while the next Star Wars movie, Episode VII will be in cinemas in 2015.
View the interview below.