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Dwayne Johnson wants role in 'Star Wars Episode 7'

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Dwayne Johnson has revealed that he is trying to secure a role in Star Wars Episode 7.

The G.I. Joe: Retaliation star said that he has been a fan of the franchise since childhood, and is planning to contact director JJ Abrams to offer his services.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

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"I played with two lines of action figures when I was a kid, G.I. Joe and Star Wars," he told an Australian news service.

"By the way, because we didn't have a lot of money, I used to steal them. I'd just rip open the packages and shove 'em in my pockets... like a lot of kids. I got caught a couple of times, got my ass kicked by my parents.

"When I got the call saying, 'How do you feel about becoming the leader of the G.I. Joes?' it was like if I got a call from George Lucas saying, 'I want you to be in Star Wars'. I'm gonna call J.J. and you're gonna help by printing it and I'm gonna be in Star Wars'!"

The news follows word that Johnson is also targeting a role in The Expendables 3, with the WWE star confessing that he is a friend of director Sylvester Stallone and would join the project if asked.

Based on a screenplay by Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt, Star Wars Episode 7 is scheduled for release in 2015.

Watch a trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation below:

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