Wes Anderson On Possibly Directing A STAR WARS Film For Disney
Moonrise Kingdom director Wes Anderson comments on the possibility of helming a Star Wars movie for Disney, suggesting that he doesn't "have all the right action chops". However, he seems to be interested in directing a Han Solo movie.
Speaking with Deadline, director Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom, Fantastic Mr. Fox) discusses the possibility of taking on one of the new Star Wars movies for Walt Disney Pictures. It was previously reported that Disney will not only produce a new trilogy (with Episode VII targeting a 2015 release), but they will also make spin-offs for some characters (similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe). Despite Star Wars being one of his early influences as a director, Anderson doesn't think he has what it takes to work on such a film. "Well, I have a feeling I would probably ultimately get replaced on the film because I don’t know if I have all the right action chops. But at least I know the characters from the old films." However, he does sound interested in directing a film focusing on the backstory of Han Solo (played by Harrison Ford in the original trilogy). "I don’t think I would do a terrible job at a Han Solo backstory. I could do that pretty well. But maybe that would be better as a short." Meanwhile, the search is currently ongoing for a director to helm Episode VII while screenwriter Michael Ardnt (Toy Story 3) is working on the script. Would you like to see Wes Anderson direct a Star Wars movie?
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