Godzilla Minus One was really a huge success story for director Takashi Yamazaki when it arose from the depths of the sea into Japanese theaters on October 18, 2023. Due to a combination of its period setting just after WWII and its somber scenes of mass destruction, evocative of the very first Godzilla film all the way back in 1954, this 37th and latest addition to the Godzilla franchise received praise from critics and audiences alike. On Rotten Tomatoes, critics gave it a score of 97% over 59 reviews. Meanwhile, over 250 audience members gave the same a combined score of 98%. Thus, you can see why Yamazaki is so proud of his success. In fact, he’s even setting his sights on bigger franchises in the potential future. In particular, it seems that he wants to work a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…someday.
Takashi Yamazaki: Star Wars In Potential Film Details
Godzilla Minus One director Takashi Yamazaki has just conducted an interview with /Film in which he reveals a very interesting desire of his. Apparently, it seems that he really, really, REALLY wants to do a Star Wars film. It seems that he’s a huge fan of that franchise in a galaxy far, far away; and he wants Lucasfilm to hurry up and hire him. In fact, here’s Yamazaki’s exact words on the subject below:
I watched ‘Star Wars,’ and that’s how I ended up being a filmmaker. I’m really hoping I will get a call and they will bring me on ‘Star Wars.
/Film is all for that idea, and frankly, I’m all for it as well. Imagine a Star Wars film with the same jaw-dropping levels of mass destruction and poignant drama as Godzilla Minus One. It certainly sounds much, much better than what we got in the Sequel Trilogy. Especially Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Don’t even get me started on that just on visuals alone. The final scene was a major disappointment in far more ways than one. Off-scale falling Star Destroyers, I’m looking at you all here.
Alas though, that dream is only in potentia until Lucasfilm makes any kind of official announcement about this. Tune back in to THS to find that out (as well as more Star Wars and Godzilla news) if we hear about it.