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Quentin Tarantino says there is no chance of him directing the new Star Wars. UPDATE: Zack Snyder doesn't want it either.

Nov. 8, 2012by: Alex Maidy

I don't think many of you actually thought there was a chance that Quentin Tarantino would direct STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, but the man himself has proclaimed that it will never happen.

Tarantino was asked at an awards celebration last night if he would be interested in helming one of the new sequels. His response? Not so kind.

“I could so care less,” he responded. So he’s not fan? “No, sorry. Especially if Disney’s going to do it. I’m not interested in the Simon West version of Star Wars.”

Ouch. I am both a STAR WARS and Tarantino fan and while I am not shocked that he doesn't want the job, he doesn't have to be such a douche about it. Sure, QT is probably not a big fan of the mega-studio system, but he is not exactly an outsider when it comes to Hollywood. In fact, you could say that he is the most mainstream indie director out there aside from Kevin Smith.

I would prefer to see STAR WARS: EPISODE VII handled by someone with a little more mainstream focus like one of the Pixar guys. I would rather have my Tarantino movies be bloody, profane, and offensive epics.

MAN OF STEEL and 300 director Zack Snyder has also stated he doesn't want the job either. In an interview with the LA Times, Snyder stated “I don’t think I’d be interested in [directing it],” Snyder said during a recent interview. “I’m a huge ‘Star Wars’ fanatic. I just think doing [episodes] seven, eight and nine is just a slippery slope. It’s a whole other mythological experiment I’m excited to see, but it’s a lot of effort.”

At least with Snyder his reason is more logistical and not dickish. To be honest, I want Snyder nowhere near the STAR WARS franchise. I like the guy, but he is not STAR WARS material.

Extra Tidbit: Quentin, I forgive you because DJANGO UNCHAINED looks amazing.

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1:00AM on 11/13/2012
If Tarantino was forced to do a star wars film, he would hate it every step of the way. You know it, I know it, and he knows it. No need to beat around the bush.
If Tarantino was forced to do a star wars film, he would hate it every step of the way. You know it, I know it, and he knows it. No need to beat around the bush.
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9:05PM on 11/10/2012
Whatever, Tarentino's Star Wars would be a bunch of aliens sitting around at the Cantina bar on Tatooine bullshitting about Blue Milk and Bantha poop for 30 minutes.
Whatever, Tarentino's Star Wars would be a bunch of aliens sitting around at the Cantina bar on Tatooine bullshitting about Blue Milk and Bantha poop for 30 minutes.
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3:20AM on 11/10/2012
Quentin's absolutely right. Disney is going to be EXTREMELY controlling of their little cash cow. Why would someone who both writes and directs their own films and is used to having control over them take on this project.
Quentin's absolutely right. Disney is going to be EXTREMELY controlling of their little cash cow. Why would someone who both writes and directs their own films and is used to having control over them take on this project.
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3:25PM on 11/09/2012

Good

Star Wars has enough dialogue in it, we don't need QT adding more to it....much of which would be useless banter anyway (I'm looking at you 'Death Proof')

Snyder would make the entire movie even MORE CGI-ed, but adding slo-mo scenes.

I say let's just stop posting who's NOT going to do the new Star Wars movies and let's wait until we do see who IS going to do them.
Star Wars has enough dialogue in it, we don't need QT adding more to it....much of which would be useless banter anyway (I'm looking at you 'Death Proof')

Snyder would make the entire movie even MORE CGI-ed, but adding slo-mo scenes.

I say let's just stop posting who's NOT going to do the new Star Wars movies and let's wait until we do see who IS going to do them.
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11:56AM on 11/09/2012

LOL SNYDER

LOL @ Snyder for basically saying he wouldn't want to do the new Star Wars because it would require too much work. That explains EVERYTHING.
And good for QT, I love the guys movies, and love Star Wars. But QT and Star Wars just don't mix.
LOL @ Snyder for basically saying he wouldn't want to do the new Star Wars because it would require too much work. That explains EVERYTHING.
And good for QT, I love the guys movies, and love Star Wars. But QT and Star Wars just don't mix.
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7:01AM on 11/09/2012

I agree

Simon West sucks!

Still I would have loved to see what a Tarantino "Star Wars" would have looked like. At least Samuel Jackson would get a better role than the last time! "Feel the force - motherfucker!"
Simon West sucks!

Still I would have loved to see what a Tarantino "Star Wars" would have looked like. At least Samuel Jackson would get a better role than the last time! "Feel the force - motherfucker!"
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11:25PM on 11/08/2012

David Yates

i think David Yates who did HP: The Deathly Hallows should direct, and since Michael Arndt is writing it could be a great mix. I think they would do justice to the saga, more so than any other production company. Disney has the funds for the next saga and they have a great team on their hands.
i think David Yates who did HP: The Deathly Hallows should direct, and since Michael Arndt is writing it could be a great mix. I think they would do justice to the saga, more so than any other production company. Disney has the funds for the next saga and they have a great team on their hands.
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10:58PM on 11/08/2012

I could so care less, Quentin

Just hand the damn thing to Brad Bird and end the speculation. Then we'd be guaranteed a great movie.
Just hand the damn thing to Brad Bird and end the speculation. Then we'd be guaranteed a great movie.
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8:15PM on 11/08/2012

not even Zack Snyder is interested in directing Starwars?! Thats pity..

"why so serious?" on QT?! Because he is not as excited as you about the "new" Starwars movie?! As a fan of both QT and Starwars,iam not surprised by his opinion.but,iam getting a bad feeling about the Disney's Starwars.
"why so serious?" on QT?! Because he is not as excited as you about the "new" Starwars movie?! As a fan of both QT and Starwars,iam not surprised by his opinion.but,iam getting a bad feeling about the Disney's Starwars.
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7:48PM on 11/08/2012
Tarantino is a die hard Star Trek fan.. And has even said before he was never a fan of Star Wars
Tarantino is a die hard Star Trek fan.. And has even said before he was never a fan of Star Wars
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7:01PM on 11/08/2012
If the first movie is great i have a feeling any director saying no today will be clamoring to direct a sequel.
If the first movie is great i have a feeling any director saying no today will be clamoring to direct a sequel.
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6:55PM on 11/08/2012

Those are two good news.

I love Tarantino but his sensibility is the opposite of what I want in a Star Wars movie. And Zach Snyder just isn't good enough.
I love Tarantino but his sensibility is the opposite of what I want in a Star Wars movie. And Zach Snyder just isn't good enough.
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6:51PM on 11/08/2012

Those are two good news.

I love Tarantino but his sensibility is the opposite of what I want in a Star Wars movie. And Zach Snyder just isn't good enough.
I love Tarantino but his sensibility is the opposite of what I want in a Star Wars movie. And Zach Snyder just isn't good enough.
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6:48PM on 11/08/2012

Those are two good news.

I love Tarantino but his sensibility is the opposite of what I want in a Star Wars movie. And Zach Snyder just isn't good enough.
I love Tarantino but his sensibility is the opposite of what I want in a Star Wars movie. And Zach Snyder just isn't good enough.
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6:41PM on 11/08/2012
I think they should set aside VII, VIII and IX for now and hire some folks to fix the prequels.
I think they should set aside VII, VIII and IX for now and hire some folks to fix the prequels.
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6:29PM on 11/08/2012
We already had a Star Wars with way too much boring dialogue and over-th-top annoying characters. It was called 'The Phantom Menace,' So we know how a Tarantino Star Wars would turn out
We already had a Star Wars with way too much boring dialogue and over-th-top annoying characters. It was called 'The Phantom Menace,' So we know how a Tarantino Star Wars would turn out
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6:25PM on 11/08/2012
“I could so care less,” he responded. So he’s not fan? “No, sorry. Especially if Disney’s going to do it. I’m not interested in the Simon West version of Star Wars.”

Doesn't Disney own Miramax, The company QT releases his movie through?
“I could so care less,” he responded. So he’s not fan? “No, sorry. Especially if Disney’s going to do it. I’m not interested in the Simon West version of Star Wars.”

Doesn't Disney own Miramax, The company QT releases his movie through?
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6:51PM on 11/08/2012
He used to make Miramax movies. Then the Weinsteind sold Miramax and started the Weinstein Company, and that's where QT works now.
He used to make Miramax movies. Then the Weinsteind sold Miramax and started the Weinstein Company, and that's where QT works now.
6:55PM on 11/08/2012
Gotcha, Thanks for clearing that up. Forgot he works for Weinstein Company now.
Gotcha, Thanks for clearing that up. Forgot he works for Weinstein Company now.
5:43PM on 11/08/2012

with Tarantino

BIG FUCKING SHOCK
BIG FUCKING SHOCK
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5:38PM on 11/08/2012
good for them! i feel like if Disney is doing the next three installments of star wars, its bound to be too much fluff.
good for them! i feel like if Disney is doing the next three installments of star wars, its bound to be too much fluff.
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5:24PM on 11/08/2012
I'd love to see a Zack Snyder Star Wars. Epic slow motion lightsaber battles.
They already used slow motion shots in SWTOR trailers.
I'd love to see a Zack Snyder Star Wars. Epic slow motion lightsaber battles.
They already used slow motion shots in SWTOR trailers.
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5:12PM on 11/08/2012
He's a great director and screenwriter, but not for a film like this. He'd be awful.
He's a great director and screenwriter, but not for a film like this. He'd be awful.
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5:09PM on 11/08/2012
Not saying its a bad question, but is every name director going to have to be asked this for the next few years? I would assume QT, as humble as he is, thinks of himself as an auteur, and despite interest in adapting works in the past, probably won't be helming a "franchise" any time soon.
Not saying its a bad question, but is every name director going to have to be asked this for the next few years? I would assume QT, as humble as he is, thinks of himself as an auteur, and despite interest in adapting works in the past, probably won't be helming a "franchise" any time soon.
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5:20PM on 11/08/2012
lol yeah, Tarantino is probably one of the most humble filmmakers out there ;) haha
lol yeah, Tarantino is probably one of the most humble filmmakers out there ;) haha
5:02PM on 11/08/2012

Har!

Luke: I want you to go in that bag and find my lightsaber.
Stormtrooper: Which one is it?
Luke: It's the one that says Bad Motherfucker.

Seriously, he probably mentioned Simon West because he saw so much dialogue potential between the most bad ass movie heroes of all time and considered it squandered. I can see it not being anything he's interested in. I mean, except for a couple of soundbites Star Wars is not known for awesome dialogue it's pretty campy. Ewoks, Jar Jar Binks, the drive
Luke: I want you to go in that bag and find my lightsaber.
Stormtrooper: Which one is it?
Luke: It's the one that says Bad Motherfucker.

Seriously, he probably mentioned Simon West because he saw so much dialogue potential between the most bad ass movie heroes of all time and considered it squandered. I can see it not being anything he's interested in. I mean, except for a couple of soundbites Star Wars is not known for awesome dialogue it's pretty campy. Ewoks, Jar Jar Binks, the drive for merchandising, etc... that couldn't be farther from his wheelhouse. It's meant to entertain kids and grown ups who wish they still were kids. But hopefully a new director can put the piss and vinegar in it that we all wish it had.
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5:22PM on 11/08/2012
seriously? Did anyone go to see The Expendables to see the most bad ass movie heroes of all time talk? Did anyone actually go see any of those actors' previous movies to hear them talk, or act? For the vast majority NO, they went to see them kick ass, and that's exactly what they did in Ex2. I would've HATED to have seen Quentin's version of the Expendables if that's what he's talking about.
seriously? Did anyone go to see The Expendables to see the most bad ass movie heroes of all time talk? Did anyone actually go see any of those actors' previous movies to hear them talk, or act? For the vast majority NO, they went to see them kick ass, and that's exactly what they did in Ex2. I would've HATED to have seen Quentin's version of the Expendables if that's what he's talking about.
4:50PM on 11/08/2012

Good!

Thank god! why would anyone let him near this franchise, i don't want to have my kids ask my why Boba Fett just chopped off someones ear.
Thank god! why would anyone let him near this franchise, i don't want to have my kids ask my why Boba Fett just chopped off someones ear.
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5:11PM on 11/08/2012
Dude....Jange Fett's head got chopped off, so it's the same thing, but worse.
Dude....Jange Fett's head got chopped off, so it's the same thing, but worse.
4:36PM on 11/08/2012
Not saying its a bad question, but is every name director going to have to be asked this for the next few years? I would assume QT, as humble as he is, thinks of himself as an auteur, and despite interest in adapting works in the past, probably won't be helming a "franchise" any time soon.
Not saying its a bad question, but is every name director going to have to be asked this for the next few years? I would assume QT, as humble as he is, thinks of himself as an auteur, and despite interest in adapting works in the past, probably won't be helming a "franchise" any time soon.
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2:48PM on 11/09/2012
Was definitely kidding about "humble" part
Was definitely kidding about "humble" part
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4:33PM on 11/08/2012

Wow, you're surprised QT is a douche?

That's common knowledge to most people not blinded by his glory hole. I like some of his films, but the man himself? Not so much, not anymore, not personality wise. Like Kevin Smith, they have good vision, but they've let their success and fan glorification give them big heads and an inflated sense of importance. I preferred them both as people before Hollywood changed them.

At least they can still make good films.
That's common knowledge to most people not blinded by his glory hole. I like some of his films, but the man himself? Not so much, not anymore, not personality wise. Like Kevin Smith, they have good vision, but they've let their success and fan glorification give them big heads and an inflated sense of importance. I preferred them both as people before Hollywood changed them.

At least they can still make good films.
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4:01PM on 11/08/2012

As much as I love Tarantino

Star Wars ain't his bag, baby.
Star Wars ain't his bag, baby.
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3:51PM on 11/08/2012
I would rather see him do a side story within the star wars universe involving some lesser known characters. Im sure he could definately come up with an awesome idea there but him continueing the main star wars storyline is not a good idea. I leave that one to spielberg.
I would rather see him do a side story within the star wars universe involving some lesser known characters. Im sure he could definately come up with an awesome idea there but him continueing the main star wars storyline is not a good idea. I leave that one to spielberg.
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3:44PM on 11/08/2012

also what the fuck Quentin?

The Simon West version of Star Wars? Like the director of Con Air and Expendables 2? What in the blue hell does that even mean? Simon West rocks, and I don't see how he has any relation to Disney or Star Wars or how the new Star Wars movies would have anything to do with his work...
The Simon West version of Star Wars? Like the director of Con Air and Expendables 2? What in the blue hell does that even mean? Simon West rocks, and I don't see how he has any relation to Disney or Star Wars or how the new Star Wars movies would have anything to do with his work...
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4:35PM on 11/08/2012
You obviously can't see the other directors for the small beings they are like Quentin can up on his high ass pedestal.
You obviously can't see the other directors for the small beings they are like Quentin can up on his high ass pedestal.
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3:41PM on 11/08/2012

So he COULD care less

so does that mean that he actually sort of wants to then? lol (it's "could NOT care less" Quentin, Mr. Language Lover)

but yeah, the first thing I was gonna say was "did anybody really want him anyway?" No offense to QT but I don't think anyone in their right mind was like 'new Star Wars? Get Tarantino!' like what the hell. Also the blame needs to be put on the 'journalist' or whoever asked the question... what's next are they gonna ask Martin Scorsese if he'd do it? Or how about Paul Thomas
so does that mean that he actually sort of wants to then? lol (it's "could NOT care less" Quentin, Mr. Language Lover)

but yeah, the first thing I was gonna say was "did anybody really want him anyway?" No offense to QT but I don't think anyone in their right mind was like 'new Star Wars? Get Tarantino!' like what the hell. Also the blame needs to be put on the 'journalist' or whoever asked the question... what's next are they gonna ask Martin Scorsese if he'd do it? Or how about Paul Thomas Anderson? Come on people.
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4:01PM on 11/08/2012
It is a sarcastic statement, it means the opposite of what is actually being said.
It is a sarcastic statement, it means the opposite of what is actually being said.
4:09PM on 11/08/2012
how do you know that? It's possible he's being sarcastic, but many people honestly and mistakenly think it is said 'I could care less'. Whatever the case though, no big deal. Just a joke.
how do you know that? It's possible he's being sarcastic, but many people honestly and mistakenly think it is said 'I could care less'. Whatever the case though, no big deal. Just a joke.
6:55PM on 11/08/2012
The problem is that we don't know if he actually said "could care less" instead of "couldn't". Enough people are making the mistake that's totally possible the interviewer made that mistake while transcribing the interview.
The problem is that we don't know if he actually said "could care less" instead of "couldn't". Enough people are making the mistake that's totally possible the interviewer made that mistake while transcribing the interview.
1:50PM on 11/09/2012
No one honestly and mistakenly thinks it is said "I could care less," they know it is said that way. If you say one thing, but mean the other, that is the definition of sarcasm.
No one honestly and mistakenly thinks it is said "I could care less," they know it is said that way. If you say one thing, but mean the other, that is the definition of sarcasm.
3:40PM on 11/08/2012
Christ....his name actually came up?! :-0

"I sense a great disturbance in the force...hand me my pack of Red Apples young Jedi."
Christ....his name actually came up?! :-0

"I sense a great disturbance in the force...hand me my pack of Red Apples young Jedi."
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3:42PM on 11/08/2012
No deathsticks my master, you are trying to quit remember.
No deathsticks my master, you are trying to quit remember.
3:31PM on 11/08/2012
As a fan of both, I wouldnt want this
As a fan of both, I wouldnt want this
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