Ridley Scott believes he’s too dangerous to direct a Star Wars film

With Disney likely to keep the STAR WARS franchise trucking for as long as humanly possible, it's quite likely that just about everyone will get the chance to direct a STAR WARS movie, but one director isn't about to include STAR WARS in his future for one simple reason – he's too dangerous. During an interview with Vulture, ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD director Ridley Scott was asked whether Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had offered him the chance to direct a STAR WARS movie.

No, no. I’m too dangerous for that.

Exactly why is Ridley Scott too dangerous to direct a STAR WARS movie? Well, Scott said that it's "because I know what I’m doing. [Laughs.] I think they like to be in control, and I like to be in control myself. When you get a guy who’s done a low-budget movie and you suddenly give him $180 million, it makes no sense whatsoever. It’s f*ckin’ stupid," Scott continued. "You know what the reshoots cost? Millions! Millions. You can get me for my fee, which is heavy, but I’ll be under budget and on time. This is where experience does matter, it’s as simple as that! It can make you dull as dishwater, but if you’re really experienced and you know what you’re doing, it’s fucking essential. Grow into it, little by little. Start low-budget, get a little bit bigger, maybe after $20 million, you can go to $80. But don’t suddenly go to $160." Lucasfilm has certainly shown a desire to hand the STAR WARS reins over to directors who may not have helmed anything quite so big before, and as those choices haven't always worked out, it's hard to argue with Ridley Scott's comments.

Would you still like to see Ridley Scott direct a STAR WARS movie?

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD is now playing in theaters, so be sure to check our a review from our own Chris Bumbray!

Source: Vulture

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