Joe Johnston On J.J. Abrams Directing STAR WARS: EPISODE VII
Before Abrams was selected as director, many Star Wars fans wanted director Joe Johnston to direct the next installment in the franchise. Here's what Johnston had to say about Abrams getting the job.
Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger) worked on all three of the original Star Wars films at the start of his career and even designed the look of Boba Fett. While primarily speaking with the Huffington Post about the directors of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Irvin Kershner and Richard Marquand the conversation naturally turned to Abrams. Does Johnston support the director of Star Trek helming a Star Wars film?
"J.J. Abrams is the perfect choice to get the third trilogy off the ground. These films are big logistical nightmares to direct, like any $150 million plus project. They're like military operations in the attention to detail required while trying to retain a grasp of the big picture. J.J. has more than proven he can handle the pressure, plus it doesn't hurt to have a guy at the wheel who has produced, written, and created shows of his own. If anything he may be overqualified", Johnston joked.
There's some interesting and candid discussion from Johnston about Kershner, Marquand and George Lucas in the full interview so click the link below if you're interested in reading. Too bad, the subject was Star Wars, I'd love to hear Johnston's thoughts on the Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
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