Has Steven Moffat Been Offered A STAR WARS Directing/Writing Gig?

They're not sure if it'll be one of the films in the new trilogy or a stand-alone flick, but Jedi News reckon the man behind the likes of Doctor Who and Sherlock has been approached to helm, or write, a new Star Wars movie.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 7/9/2014


Jedi News are reporting that Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is being eyed for one of the new Star Wars movies. In exactly what capacity that might be is unclear, as they say he could have been approached to be a writer, producer or director. If it's for one of the new trilogy installments it'd presumably be the final one which doesn't yet have an announced team aboard, but it could also be for one of the spin-offs. The site have been a pretty consistent source of info for these movies, though it remains to be seen if certain things they've posted will pan out -- so we'll have to take it as a rumor for now. But if Moffat was to take the reigns on a future Star Wars movie, we can't see too many fans complaining...right?
Source: Jedi News
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Mrsinister - 7/9/2014, 5:51 PM
I don't like that there's gonna be a Star Wars movie every year. It takes away from Star Wars being an "event". But I'll still be at the theater for each of then that comes out
JordanKing - 7/9/2014, 5:54 PM
Interesting..

They confirmed a director for Episode 8 right? I'm loosing track.
Nick56 - 7/9/2014, 5:54 PM
@Mrsinister Completely agree.
Nick56 - 7/9/2014, 5:54 PM
@JordanKing The guy that did looper is confirmed for ep.8
Nick56 - 7/9/2014, 5:55 PM
I hope Moffat writes and/or directs Ep.9
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/9/2014, 5:56 PM
Interesting, I guess.
BaneSmash - 7/9/2014, 6:00 PM
I too don't want a Star Wars movie every year!
Ignition - 7/9/2014, 6:00 PM
I sincerely doubt it.
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/9/2014, 6:02 PM
Disney should however keep things a little more secret. They shouldn't announce 4 directors in the course of just a couple of months.
darthbatman93 - 7/9/2014, 6:02 PM
The last installment of the trilogy has Rian Johnson. He is doing both episodes 8&9 where he will write and direct them.
JordanKing - 7/9/2014, 6:04 PM
@Nick56 That's it. Solid choice. I can't see Moffat handling something as big as Episode 9 or whatever (or even for Disney to place that gamble), but a spin-off feature might work.
blackandyellow - 7/9/2014, 6:04 PM
It's Star Wars night at the Pirates-Cards game in St. Louis. I think I saw yoss there drunk off his ass dressed as Princess Leia.
DaVinci31 - 7/9/2014, 6:05 PM
Arrowhead77 - 7/9/2014, 6:06 PM
He is a great writer! Lol@BnY
MrBlackjack - 7/9/2014, 6:09 PM
"Moffat" is pretty fun to say.
MrSotoMan - 7/9/2014, 6:09 PM
To be completely honest...

This is the biggest chance to hire big name directors, and they choose show runners.........please stop.
MrBlackjack - 7/9/2014, 6:09 PM
Moleleeleleleleleleelelffffaaaaaaat.
MrBlackjack - 7/9/2014, 6:10 PM
Kinda sounds like Moleffat of you slur it enough.
Celotom - 7/9/2014, 6:15 PM
All Doctor Who fans would just hate the movie, even if it's great. Most of Doctor Who fans hate Moffat, even when he does something awesome...
ALegendaryPanda - 7/9/2014, 6:17 PM
I love that we're getting Star Wars every year! As long as the movies stay awesome I see no problem with it
EzioKenway1225 - 7/9/2014, 6:17 PM
ALEGENDARYPANDA-EXACTLY MY THOUGHTS ASWELL!!
ndwwrestler2 - 7/9/2014, 6:18 PM
I know it'll never happen, but I'm just saying...It would be really cool...If we got an animated Star Wars film by Hayao Miyazaki



EzioKenway1225 - 7/9/2014, 6:18 PM
if true, awesome,i really like Moffat, his episodes and his era of Doctor Who with The Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) had been great overall, cant wait for his run with the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and i love Sherlock, sometimes ,i think he tries to be to clever but he is a very smart and funny writer
malekithdude - 7/9/2014, 6:18 PM
I'd have thought advertising for the new series of Doctor Who, as well as writing for Sherlock Series 4 and its pre-production & then preparing for Doctor Who Series 9 afterwards would leave him pretty much unable to take anything else on as a writer or producer etc. but if it's true, then that's going to have a massive impact on his two shows, most likely delaying the production of the ninth series of Doctor Who, considering how Sherlock Series 4 has already got a designated time released for when it begins shooting.
Doopie - 7/9/2014, 6:22 PM
@ndwwrestler2

I like that idea a lot.
ndwwrestler2 - 7/9/2014, 6:22 PM
I don't mind a Star Wars movie every year. I mean I haven't exactly gotten tired of these Marvel movies that come out every year.
REPOMAN - 7/9/2014, 6:22 PM




darthbatman93 -

["The last installment of the trilogy has Rian Johnson. He is doing both episodes 8&9 where he will write and direct them."]







Johnson is not directing both; he's directing and writing 8 but writing 9.






ndwwrestler2 - 7/9/2014, 6:23 PM
@Doopie I know, right?
EzioKenway1225 - 7/9/2014, 6:23 PM
ndwwwrestler-me too and i probably wont get tired aslong as they maintain a good consistent quality
Marvelfreek94 - 7/9/2014, 6:23 PM
I wonder if he will kill any beloved characters while contradicting pre existing character details for story convenience like in doctor who. Nah but if this is legit at least there will be engaging and fun stories. But bump this Star Wars every year idea.
Doopie - 7/9/2014, 6:25 PM
talking of animated Star Wars - why the frick don't Disney get Pixar on something like that?
SwanRonson - 7/9/2014, 6:25 PM
This sexist prick needs to stay away from Star Wars.

ndwwrestler2 - 7/9/2014, 6:26 PM
@Doopie My guess? They're probably waiting to see how The Big Hero 6 turns out in the Box Office.
Doopie - 7/9/2014, 6:29 PM
I think Big Hero 6 is being done by a different animation studio although it is still Disney owned. Pixar probably have a full slate for the next 100 years anyway but I do think they'd do an amazing job. It must have been talked about by the high-up big-wig types
GizmoEl - 7/9/2014, 6:41 PM
He's a great writer, I don't think he's directed anything. He'd make a great writer/producer for Star Wars. His run on DW has been phenomenal
SuperDude001 - 7/9/2014, 6:59 PM
I could imagine him as a writer/producer, director strikes me as strange seeing as he's had no directorial experience before. And if so I think it would definitely be for a spin-off.
Having said that I would and wouldn't want it to happen. The man is only a great writer when he has AGES to write, and even then he's a little sexist and stale. However that would allow more fresh blood to take over Doctor Who and Sherlock which I would very much enjoy.
BackwardGalaxy - 7/9/2014, 7:02 PM
He's kind of a British JJ Abrams. I mean, I know he's a writer and JJ's a director, but the finished products are creepily similar; well-paced character pieces that play bigger and are shot beautifully, with pristine dialogue, but are somehow lacking in a basic amount of common sense. He's an excellent hire.
DetBullock - 7/9/2014, 7:18 PM
@BackwardGalaxy: the difference is that most of JJ Abrams stuff is excruciatingly badly written beacuse he always had to bring the incompetent trio Lindelof-Orci-Kurtzman on board, while Moffat though having a sometimes difficult-to-digest style at least did competently written stuff and is much less conventional than Abrams, the latter is basically a nostalgic while Moffat uses a postmodern style that made Sherlock a success and has broken the Doctor Who fanbase (personally I love his style, but I can see why some people may not like it).
JJ always threaded on solid already established ground, even when it meant doing very bad things to what made Star Trek what it was before he started working on it, I trust he'll do well for Star Wars both for this (Star Wars is all about nostalgia if you think about it) and the fact that it seems this time is working with better writers.
I don't know what Moffat would do with Star Wars, especially on a trilogy that started by someone who is essentially his polar opposite.
soforizo - 7/9/2014, 7:44 PM
This dude can be seriously great as seen in Sherlock, though somewhat erratic as seen in Doctor Who. A very interesting name, but might need some oversight. Either way Disney is getting some very intriguing people for their Star Wars solo films.
RebelVulcan - 7/9/2014, 10:15 PM
That would be one timey-wimey Star Wars film...
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