Edgar Wright could direct the next Star Wars Story film


Director Edgar Wright might be looking to direct the third Star Wars Story anthology film…

Edgar Wright, who was the executive producer on John Boyega’s first film, Attack the Block, may soon be directing a Star Wars Story anthology film, according to CNET. When asked if the director would be interested in a Star Wars film, Wright had this to say:

"I guess so, yeah. Yeah. I have something crazy, but I can’t tell you."

CNET then prodded Wright for clarification on his statement, the director replied with:

"“No, I really can’t,” [Wright said, laughing.] “You’ll see at Christmas.”"

Wright is already part of the Disney-owned Marvel universe, as he directed Ant-Man, so getting into a Disney-owned Lucasfilm Star Wars film wouldn’t really be that far-fetched. However, Wright did take to Twitter to squash the rumors…for now…

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Welp…it looks like, for now, Wright won’t be involved with the Star Wars cinematic universe, anytime soon. Still, though, we’d love to see his take on a Boba Fett Star Wars Story, or even an Obi-Wan Star Wars Story, as well.

Wright, who is friends with Star Wars actor Simon Pegg (Unkar Plutt in Star Wars: The Force Awakens), directed and wrote Pegg’s films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. 

Wright’s newest film, Baby Driver, will be released on June 28, and features Ansel Elgort (The Divergent series) as Baby, a young man who has a special love for music, and who works as a getaway driver for a crew of bank robbers.

Hopefully, Edgar Wright was just spinning the media when tweeting “No,” and we will see him at the helm of a Star Wars film in the near future.