Rian Johnson On The Possibility Of Directing STAR WARS EPISODE VII

Rian Johnson On The Possibility Of Directing STAR WARS EPISODE VII

The Looper director was never rumored to be in the running to helm the new Star Wars flick, but his name pops up frequently on fan's and critic's wishlists. Well, turns out he would be interested, but doesn't think he's on anyone's radar for the job..

Since Looper, Rian Johnson's name is never very far away from a list of desired directors for Star Wars Episode VII, with many fans hoping his would be one of the names on the eventual shortlist. Unfortunately that doesn't seem likely, although he would be up for it if asked. "I don't think I'm on those sorts of lists," said Johnson. "On the one hand, it's Star Wars, it would be very hard to say no to." Johnson goes on to explain that he's busy working on another original screenplay, and that is will indeed be another sci-fi story.

"On the other hand, for me, I'm really enjoying just writing my own stuff, and right now that's what I'm doing, I'm writing another original screenplay now, and we'll figure out how to get it made. That's sort of what I'm in it for, is telling my own stories, and seeing if we can strike out on some new ground. So, luckily I don't think it's a problem that I'll have to deal with! It is sci-fi, but it's very different than Looper."

To see the video interview click the link back to Digital Spy below.

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DaenerysTargaryen - 1/15/2013, 4:40 AM
Just announce the director already! This is getting crazy!
Facade - 1/15/2013, 4:56 AM
Anyone but Snyder and Lucas!!!
HavocPrime - 1/15/2013, 5:08 AM
This is getting as bad as when there was that massive speculation on who would play Black Panther.
shamo - 1/15/2013, 5:13 AM
michael bay.
gambgel - 1/15/2013, 5:18 AM
Disney clearly wants to play with the fanbase and to create hype during months

I just hope this doesnt last until June
GhostKILLERgx7 - 1/15/2013, 5:22 AM
@shamo good choice, imagine if he did the first explosion of the death star.
Shadowelfz - 1/15/2013, 5:31 AM
God no. His style has potential but faaaar from ready to do something like Star Wars. There were too many awkward moments in Looper that would kill Star Wars.
DrHorrible - 1/15/2013, 5:35 AM
It's Star WARS, Ror. lol

Honestly, I don't care who they get to direct the new series, as long as they don't ass-rape it like Lucas tried so hard to do.
marvel72 - 1/15/2013, 5:46 AM
just f*ckin pick someone,they can't do any worse than lucas did with the prequels.
Jollem - 1/15/2013, 5:49 AM
"I'm writing another original screenplay now, and we'll figure out how to get it made. That's sort of what I'm in it for, is telling my own stories, and seeing if we can strike out on some new ground."

TonyChu - 1/15/2013, 6:28 AM
I want this guy to do a Flash movie.
BillyM67 - 1/15/2013, 6:59 AM
He may not be on anyones list now, but the way people are passing on this, he might be soon...if SW fans would stop being so brutal on these movies, the prequels and Lucas perhaps we could get a really good director for the sequals...people look back at the originals with rose colored glasses...
Jolt17 - 1/15/2013, 7:10 AM
Good. I love the guy, but I just don't see him fitting in the Star Wars universe in any way - much like how I feel about Joss Whedon - and I'd rather see him creating more and more movies of his own. Another original sci-fi outing from Rian Johnson? Yes, please.
Jolt17 - 1/15/2013, 7:12 AM
And as for Star Wars: Episode VII, I'm still rooting for Duncan Jones, Joe Johnston, and George Nolfi. Has any of those names been counted out?
mgeoff88 - 1/15/2013, 7:18 AM
I don't think I've seen so many possible directors for one movie!

Pretty much all the directors I wanted for Episode 7 turned down the gig.

I hope Disney could find a great director soon.
SuperDude001 - 1/15/2013, 7:27 AM
I think Rian Johnson could've been great, but I suppose it's better he sticks to his own original stuff. If he was given some control in scripting I imagine he could do a great job though.

I'm glad most people have dropped the Joss Whedon desire. He's too original, what we need from him is just either cinema Firefly/Serenity return or just a new sci-film from him.

Whoever they pick, I think it'll have to be a great director but not well know. Someone with the style of JJAbrams or Zack Synder, but not the big name. I know Disney wouldn't want to trust someone very inexperienced but I doubt any big-name director will want to jeopardize their career over a Star Wars return.
siddhant1138 - 1/15/2013, 7:28 AM
....this is not news
GUNSMITH - 1/15/2013, 8:46 AM
beane2099 - 1/15/2013, 9:19 AM
Forget alla that. When do we find out if Uwe Boll is available to direct a Star Wars movie? I want to hear that conversation.
IDKwhatToChoose - 1/15/2013, 9:35 AM
They probably won't announce a director until close to comic con. Crappy but they are getting a lot of hype and it will be a great time for the scale of the announcement

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