Could you imagine Geek beloved Joss Whedon directing a Star Wars stand alone movie? Well he can!
Recently Joss sat down with Complex Magazine and the possibility came up. When asked if he’d like to direct another Franchise movie after Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron he responded:
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.
Whedon has previously revealed he was interested in the Episode VII job until he realized he’d be too busy making Avengers: Age of Ultron, so his interest in the franchise isn’t really new. And just to be clear, we’ve heard no credible reports that Whedon is actually planning to direct a Star Wars film — it seems like he’s more just talking theoretically.
But imagine the possibilities, Boba Fett anyone??