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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