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Joss Whedon wants to direct a Star Wars movie

‘Rogue One’ has the director rethinking his stance on joining the franchise

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After directing the first two Avengers films, Joss Whedon stepped away from the franchise and vowed not to return, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t head to a galaxy far, far away.

During a recent interview with Complex, Whedon touched on a variety of subjects from his Save the Day campaign to being a Spike/Angel shipper, yet his most intriguing comments came when asked if he would be open to steering another franchise film.

“I mean, it’s a fun thing to do, to put yourself in the service of something if you think you can add an interpretation. It’s no different than any other storytelling,” he said. “There are some times when you get micro-managed to death but with Marvel, they let me make two movies that were very much mine. So do I want to make a James Bond movie? Yeah. Anne Hathaway does Catwoman again? Sure, I’m in. 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.”

While Whedon also divulged that the lack of staying power for Age of Ultron “broke” him, he still can’t help but wonder what his own version of other superhero films would look like, such as the upcoming Wonder Woman film.

“I want it to be good,” he shared. “The trailer was just wonderful. I’ll probably be disappointed, me more than anybody else, because I’ll be like, ‘Wow, my version…’ or whatever, but I can still get myself up for it. The trailer had her shield and her fire hammer and yep, I’m good, this will be fine, everything is good. Such an image.”