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10.20.2016

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Who wouldn't? With the Star Wars machine likely rolling on until long after we're all dead, I'd imagine that everyone who would like to direct a Star Wars film will get their chance at some point. One person who would like to add their name to that list is Joss Whedon. Following the release of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Whedon seemed a little burnt out after working in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for several years and decided to make a clean break with the studio. Whedon has mostly remained under the radar since then, even quitting Twitter, and has spent his time working on his own smaller projects. Whedon's name has come up in relation to Star Wars several times, but as he was busy playing with an equally large franchise at the time he didn't want to move right on to another one. While speaking with Complex, the director revealed that the recent trailer for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY has opened him up to the idea once again.

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.

Whedon was once in the running to direct STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, but it sounds like he'd rather not be involved with the "bigger picture". With a different Star Wars spin-off hitting theaters every other year, we'll likely see Joss Whedon's take on the Star Wars universe before too long, assuming he still wants to. ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY hits theaters on December 16, 2016.

Would you like to see Joss Whedon tackle a Star Wars film?

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5:30AM on 10/22/2016

NNnnnnnnnnnnOOOOOoooooooooooo

Just NO!!
Just NO!!
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9:59AM on 10/21/2016

Nahhh

obviously this hack would complain that the studio interfered with his film, and yadda yadda... his ADD sets in and he shits out a bland movie. but it has quirky dialogue! he is basically kevin smith with better technical skills. also this is so non-news, come on joblo, you're bordering on AICN levels.
obviously this hack would complain that the studio interfered with his film, and yadda yadda... his ADD sets in and he shits out a bland movie. but it has quirky dialogue! he is basically kevin smith with better technical skills. also this is so non-news, come on joblo, you're bordering on AICN levels.
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8:45AM on 10/21/2016

Articles like this aren't news.

"___ wants to do a superhero movie." "____ wants to be in Star Wars."
All these articles are about is "_____ wants a paycheck."
Money now.
Me a money, needing a lot now.
"___ wants to do a superhero movie." "____ wants to be in Star Wars."
All these articles are about is "_____ wants a paycheck."
Money now.
Me a money, needing a lot now.
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6:21AM on 10/21/2016

Good god no

This guy is one of the most overrated directors/writers in the business. Sure Duffy and firefly are decent tv shows but that's the highlight of his career and that was over ten years ago! His movies are over hyped and overrated by insane marvel fan boys that think the avengers is a masterpiece! Keep this idiot away from Star Wars!
This guy is one of the most overrated directors/writers in the business. Sure Duffy and firefly are decent tv shows but that's the highlight of his career and that was over ten years ago! His movies are over hyped and overrated by insane marvel fan boys that think the avengers is a masterpiece! Keep this idiot away from Star Wars!
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3:46AM on 10/21/2016
Who wouldn't? Nolan wouldn't.
Who wouldn't? Nolan wouldn't.
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1:53PM on 10/21/2016
Because Nolan would make something bigger and better and original.
Because Nolan would make something bigger and better and original.
1:00AM on 10/21/2016
Well, maybe he could direct a pilot episode for a Star Wars series. Hopefully with a bigger budget than Agents of SHIELD. A series focused on Rogue Squadron, maybe?
Well, maybe he could direct a pilot episode for a Star Wars series. Hopefully with a bigger budget than Agents of SHIELD. A series focused on Rogue Squadron, maybe?
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11:33PM on 10/20/2016

I don't think so

Didn't he complain for months about the studio involvement during Age of Ultron. Does he really think Disney would have less involvement in their Star Wars films? Seems like he's less in demand now, and is trying to get back in to Hollywood's good graces.
Didn't he complain for months about the studio involvement during Age of Ultron. Does he really think Disney would have less involvement in their Star Wars films? Seems like he's less in demand now, and is trying to get back in to Hollywood's good graces.
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11:31PM on 10/20/2016

I can see why Rogue One turned his attitude around.

Jyn is a very Buffy-like character. I'm sure he thought "I know how to do it now."
Jyn is a very Buffy-like character. I'm sure he thought "I know how to do it now."
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10:40PM on 10/20/2016
I could see him doing the Shadows of the Empire story. The book/game needs to be made into a movie.

Have Nathan Fillion as Dash Rendar. Would be epic.
I could see him doing the Shadows of the Empire story. The book/game needs to be made into a movie.

Have Nathan Fillion as Dash Rendar. Would be epic.
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10:17PM on 10/20/2016
After Age of Ultron. One of the worst movies ever made. I wouldn't let him direct a power rangers movie.
The boy sucks ass
After Age of Ultron. One of the worst movies ever made. I wouldn't let him direct a power rangers movie.
The boy sucks ass
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10:39PM on 10/20/2016
I don't know about one of the worst movies... It had it's issues due to Marvel butting in. But it wasn't terrible. You gotta give the man credit. He has made some outstanding movies, i.e. Serenity, Cabin in the Woods, and Avengers to name a few.
I don't know about one of the worst movies... It had it's issues due to Marvel butting in. But it wasn't terrible. You gotta give the man credit. He has made some outstanding movies, i.e. Serenity, Cabin in the Woods, and Avengers to name a few.
5:21AM on 10/21/2016
Isn't that like saying Spielberg sucks ass because of 1941?
Isn't that like saying Spielberg sucks ass because of 1941?
2:03PM on 10/21/2016
He is nowhere near Steven Spielberg cailiber, and Spielbergs worst are bonifide classics compared to wedons best
He is nowhere near Steven Spielberg cailiber, and Spielbergs worst are bonifide classics compared to wedons best
9:30PM on 10/20/2016
I'd really like to see him direct one of the stand alone Star Wars films. He does great with ensembles, so maybe a story similar to Rogue One, but set between Return of the Jedi and Force Awakens. Or maybe a Jedi story set before Episode I, but it seems like Disney is only interested in stories that can link to the original trilogy right now.
I'd really like to see him direct one of the stand alone Star Wars films. He does great with ensembles, so maybe a story similar to Rogue One, but set between Return of the Jedi and Force Awakens. Or maybe a Jedi story set before Episode I, but it seems like Disney is only interested in stories that can link to the original trilogy right now.
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8:40PM on 10/20/2016

Princess Leia spinoff... He prefers female characters

Maybe Im just blanking, but I sure cant think of many female characters in the original trilogy right now.
Maybe Im just blanking, but I sure cant think of many female characters in the original trilogy right now.
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8:26PM on 10/20/2016

Joss Whedon would really knock it out of the park

Ideally, I'd love to see him handle an anthology movie with a female lead (that's really his forté), but an Obi-Wan Kenobi anthology film - telling what he was doing between Episodes III and IV) with Whedon at the helm would be freakin' awesome.

(Yes, I saw the fan trailer).
Ideally, I'd love to see him handle an anthology movie with a female lead (that's really his forté), but an Obi-Wan Kenobi anthology film - telling what he was doing between Episodes III and IV) with Whedon at the helm would be freakin' awesome.

(Yes, I saw the fan trailer).
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8:25PM on 10/20/2016

Pass

No offense he does a good job and everything... Not a huge fan though
No offense he does a good job and everything... Not a huge fan though
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8:07PM on 10/20/2016
I'd have loved to see him do episode 9. Rey is such a cool character and I bet he could have some real fun with her.
I'd have loved to see him do episode 9. Rey is such a cool character and I bet he could have some real fun with her.
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