The Avengers films were monumental successes for Marvel — and therefor, the Walt Disney Corporation. This is largely due to Joss Whedon’s relatable and impeccably-polished directing style and script. While the director has clearly stated that he wouldn’t like to return to that particular franchise, that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t mind taking a crack at a Star Wars film. And now that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has opened doors to countless spinoffs and additional anthologies, many talented directors have a much better chance at trying their hand at adding to this classic universe.
A recent interview with Complex revealed that the director is totally down to direct a Star Wars movie, and personally, I think it’s a wicked idea — are you listening, Kathleen Kennedy? Of course she is. Here’s the direct quote from Whedon:
“I mean, it’s a fun thing to do, to put yourself in the service of something if you think you can add an interpretation. It’s no different than any other storytelling,” he said. “There are some times when you get micro-managed to death but with Marvel, they let me make two movies that were very much mine. So do I want to make a James Bond movie? Yeah. Anne Hathaway does Catwoman again? Sure, I’m in. Do I want to make a Star Wars movie? Yeah. I was like, ‘I don’t want to make a Star Wars movie. Like, god dammit, why?’ But I saw the trailer for Rogue awhile ago and I was like, ‘I want to do that.’ To make a Star Wars movie and not be wed to the bigger picture.”
So what do you think of Joss Whedon potentially taking on a Star Wars flick? I mean, considering he’s the Diet J.J. Abrams who is the Diet Steven Spielberg, by the trickle-down rule, we’ll get at least a Diet Star Wars movie. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, and stick with Inside the Magic for all the coolest news from a galaxy far, far away!