Sir Ben Kingsley responds to Star Wars Episode VII rumour

Last week, the Internet was ablaze with news stories claiming Sir Ben Kingsley had read for a Star Wars Episode VII role.

So when we spoke to Sir Ben about his new sci-fi epic Ender's Game, we made sure to poke his brains on the rumours.

We'd certainly be happy if those rumours were true. After all, Sir Ben spoke to us fairly passionately about the project this summer, during his Iron Man 3 promotion.

Sadly, it appears that the story isn't true.

Well, either that or Sir Ben is just really, really good at dodging awkward questions. Watch below and see what you think.

And if you want to hear Sir Ben talk more about Star Wars , he's at the top of this video.

Ender's Game is in UK cinemas 26 October 2013.

Sam Ashurst is a London-based film maker, journalist, and podcast host. He's the director of Frankenstein's Creature, A Little More Flesh + A Little More Flesh 2, and co-hosts the Arrow Podcast. His words have appeared on HuffPost, MSN, The Independent, Yahoo, Cosmopolitan, and many more, as well as of course for us here at GamesRadar+.