Joss Whedon Says He’d Like To Direct A Star Wars Movie

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It sounds like the stuff of fanboy fantasy, but Avengers director Joss Whedon has admitted that he likes the idea of getting behind the camera to helm a movie set in the revitalized Star Wars universe.

Whedon was actually quizzed about this in the past, but always maintained that he’d rather put his own stamp on his projects, as opposed to having to conform to the rules laid out for an established franchise. But, it seems that after watching the recent trailer for Rogue One, he’s had a change of heart.

During an interview with, the director was asked if he’d ever consider going back to helm another big franchise picture, and specifically mentioned Star Wars as one of the properties that might interest him:

“I mean, it’s a fun thing to do, to put yourself in the service of something if you think you can add an interpretation. It’s no different than any other storytelling. There are some times when you get micro-managed to death but with Marvel, they let me make two movies that were very much mine. So do I want to make James Bond movie? Yeah. Anne Hathaway does Catwoman again? Sure, I’m in. Do I want to make a Star Wars movie? Yeah. I was like, “I don’t want to make a Star Wars movie. Like, god dammit, why?” But I saw the trailer for Rogue awhile ago and I was like, “I want to do that.” To make a Star Wars movie and not be wed to the bigger picture.”

Is this something we could actually see come to fruition some day? There’s no doubt Whedon is a dab hand at large-scale sci-fi/fantasy adventure, and it sounds like the standalone nature of these upcoming Star Wars anthology movies has piqued his interest . If it were to happen, however, it wouldn’t be for a few years, as the highly in-demand director has at least two smaller projects in the pipeline at the moment.

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