In a recent interview with Zack Snyder, the filmmaker revealed if he would ever make a Star Wars movie in the future.
In recent times, Star Wars has had some big-name directors come aboard to direct movies and (as of last year) episodes of The Mandalorian. J.J. Abrams most notably directed Episodes VII and IX; Ron Howard directed Solo: A Star Wars Story; Howard’s daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, directed two episodes of The Mandalorian; And the next feature film will be directed by Taika Waititi.
Needless to say, the Disney era of Star Wars has a lot of star power behind it. And, almost similar to Disney’s Marvel projects, you’re always curious to find out who the next big name attached to those projects will be.
And, well, if you were thinking about one big name that has been in the spotlight a lot joining the Star Wars universe, there’s an answer for you to finally clear up the record. Justice League director and Snyder Cut enthusiast Zack Snyder recently revealed whether he’d be down to team up with Star Wars to create the next big movie. In a podcast with TheFilmJunkee (as found by Screen Rant), Snyder was asked what story would he want to tell if he were approached to do a Star Wars movie, and according to him, there isn’t anything yet that he’d be willing to make a film out of. Here’s what he had to say:
"I think I’ve gone over this a little bit in the past. I am a huge Star Wars fan. The reason why I started making movies when I was 11 years old was because of Star Wars. And for sure it has been a huge influence on me and really got me into this sort of mythic path with the Joseph Campbellian take on archetypes and storytelling. But yeah, Star Wars is that to me. So I have interest in Star Wars. I don’t think I have a story written now that– I don’t know how I’d fit into the Star Wars universe anymore. Like, I don’t know what it is. So it’s a thing I love, but I don’t know if I– you know, maybe it’s moved on from me. I still love it, and I have lightsabers everywhere around the house."
What’s interesting to decode about this response is what Snyder meant when he said maybe Star Wars moved on from him. Perhaps he’s referring to the new direction that has happened under Star Wars with its acquisition by Disney. And to be fair, the sequel trilogy has come under a lot of fire since The Force Awakened premiered in 2015. Praised by some and despised by others, it’s been yet another hot topic issue in Star Wars history. (Heck, even Solo has its own tumultuous history among some fans and critics). So maybe Snyder is not so sure he’d get the support he’d need from Lucasfilm to make a well-received film.
Lucasfilm has been extremely fortuitous with The Mandalorian so far, and that could be largely attributed to Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s involvement. But without those two on the project, the reception of a new movie could be a toss-up. This could be a lesson learned by Snyder himself with the Justice League. The movie went through so many edits and changes that it didn’t meet his original vision. And that, of course, is why we have the creation of the Snyder Cut actually coming to HBO Max.
On the other hand, Snyder may just be talking about the new material of Star Wars itself. Since the originals, and even the prequels, so much has been added to the story. They’ve been particularly fond of implementing Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, and more into the new canon. This is all speculation, so there’s no telling what in particular Snyder doesn’t resonate with in the Star Wars universe anymore. But if he really wants to tackle a Star Wars project with Disney, we’re sure someone can get him up to speed.
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