Michael B. Jordan ‘Bombed’ His ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Audition

He nearly added another big franchise under his belt.

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Creed and Black Panther star Michael B Jordan says he “bombed” his audition for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Michael B Jordan has very quickly become one of the biggest names in Hollywood in the last few years, but he nearly bagged a role in one of the most famous franchises of all time… Star Wars. The actor recently spoke to Variety to promote Without Remorse, his new action-thriller on Amazon, and wound up about revealing how he gave a terrible audition for a role in The Force Awakens.

Michael B Jordan explained that although he’s grateful for the direction his career has gone in, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing – pointing out that he “bombed” his audition for The Force Awakens. The star noted that he couldn’t get his head around the script he was given because it was far too vague in order to keep the project wrapped in secrecy. Take a look below.

“I think it was I couldn’t wrap my brain around some of the sides because you know when you’re reading for these high-level projects, there’s never really any specificity in the sides. Everything’s like super vague; everything is in secret. Reading through, I just couldn’t connect it. I definitely bombed that one for sure.”

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Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:

Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, the film stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa by using previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Michael B Jordan and Star Wars, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

Source: Variety

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