SIN CITY Director Robert Rodriguez On The Possibility Of Helming A STAR WARS Film

SIN CITY Director Robert Rodriguez On The Possibility Of Helming A STAR WARS Film

Robert Rodriguez (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For) shares his thoughts on Disney's plans for multiple Star Wars spin-offs in the near future, and he also comments on the possibility of his directing one of these stand alone films

One of the most interesting things about Disney's planned approach to the Star Wars franchise - releasing multiple stand alone films in addition to the sequel trilogy - is that it would give many directors a chance to offer their own vision of a certain part of the vast sci-fi universe. For example, it was recently reported that Man Of Steel director Zack Snyder was developing a Star Wars spin-off loosely based on Seven Samurai, which would be separate from the sequel trilogy. Speaking with MTV at Sundance, Sin City director Robert Rodriguez shares his thoughts on this approach, saying that he's on board for more films in the franchise. "I don't mind them doing more Star Wars. I also like the whole idea of them doing off-shoot films, like you just have a Boba Fett movie over here. There's so much you can do. George has built such an enormous world that just to be waiting now again, who's going to live up that? It's almost like they should just branch it out, and let people play with those characters. There's such rich stuff." However, he sounds hesitant when asked he would be interested in taking the helm in one of these films. "I don't know. It depends on what it was. George [Lucas] really inspired me to do what I'm doing now, which is the same thing he did. He originally wanted and couldn't get the rights to Flash Gordon. He tried, couldn't get it, so he went and wrote Star Wars, which was his complete take on Flash Gordon, even to the opening titles crawl that went that way.... I think if I asked [Lucas] for advice, he would say 'Go make your own Star Wars universe, kid.'" Despite this, Rodriguez would be open to directing a film centered on Han Solo. "If there was something that somebody said, 'Here, Han Solo, his own adventures.' I'd go do that."

Rodriguez is currently shooting Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, which hits theaters October 4th. Additionally, Machete Kills is slated for September 13th. Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams recently signed on to helm Star Wars: Episode VII, which might be released in 2015 (even though the director isn't committed to meeting that date).

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Jollem - 1/28/2013, 1:27 PM
imnotahero - 1/28/2013, 1:50 PM
Rodriguez shouldn't work on a franchise film ever. Let him make his awful fake B-movies and stay the hell away from licensed properties.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 1/28/2013, 2:25 PM
Now this is a Director I would love to have for A star wars film ! [frick] jewjew! he should be called JarJar Abrams
CCB1984 - 1/28/2013, 2:35 PM
@Nomis if you want Lando to become an underlined racist sure let Spike Lee ruin him.. let's see what he can do with Old Boy before giving him a Star Wars film.. he hasn't had half decent film since Son of Sam.. but totally on board with a Londo film but I'd rather see someone like Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave, Hunger, Shame) tackle it instead..
BlueDemon - 1/28/2013, 3:13 PM
Make another Desperado movie!!!

santoanderson - 1/28/2013, 3:22 PM
Rodriguez is a terribly inconsistent director, IMHO. He goes and makes Mariachi, and it's amazing, and then he runs off and makes "Sharkboy and Lava Girl in 3D". When that turns out to be awful, he makes Planet Terror, which is fun, and follows that up with "Shorts". The man needs to stop making movies written by his kids.
PapaEmeritus - 1/28/2013, 3:28 PM
I dig it!
SpideyQuad - 1/28/2013, 3:37 PM
I liked the first two Star Wars movies mainly because they were good movies. I despise the four that came after mainly because they really sucked.

In fact they sucked so badly that I lost all interest.

It would take a great movie like "the Empire strikes back" to even begin to perk my interest
TheSoulEater - 1/28/2013, 3:55 PM
No god!

Ancar - 1/28/2013, 3:55 PM
Disney gives a new Star Wars movie to Robert Rodriguez - THAT WILL NEVER [frick]ING HAPPEN!!!
KingEmperor - 1/28/2013, 9:07 PM
Nah, I wouldn't want Robert Rodriguez as a director for a Star Wars film. I feel like he's a hit-or-miss. Kind of like Zack Snyder.
Durango95 - 1/28/2013, 10:14 PM
I like Rodriguez Not for a Star Wars movie. Not even for a spinoff movie.
norseman79 - 1/29/2013, 3:50 AM
Please keep him away from Star Wars.
Rothwilder - 1/29/2013, 6:31 AM
I think he would be amazing if he did a Star Wars with any kind of Bounty Hunter theme.
plasticman - 1/29/2013, 11:32 AM
Boba Fett takes on a Predator...that would be a great matchup.

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