Joss Whedon Wants to Make a Star Wars Anthology Movie

Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 3:19PM
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Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 3:19PM
Joss Whedon Wants to Make a Star Wars Anthology Movie
Joss Whedon has already tackled one of the biggest movie franchises in the world and made the fifth highest-grossing movies of all time. Now, he's looking to join Disney's other huge franchise—and one of the few that could beat Avengers: Star Wars, of course.

Whedon has previously stated that he was focusing on smaller projects for the time being, but according to an interview with Collider, another big franchise could be in his future, maybe even a Star Wars anthology movie:

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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... So do I want to make 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.
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Although I love Whedon's smaller projects, he's a natural choice for a Star Wars movie. He's a hero in the geek world, and he's already made buckets of money for Disney. If he were able to make a Star Wars anthology movie with a strong female protagonist, that would be right in his wheelhouse in every way.


Whedon also weighed in on the Marvel vs. DC debate, and his answer was pretty much what you'd expect:

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I did not see Suicide Squad. I saw Batman vs. Superman. Everybody's got their own method. I think Marvel has been more successful systematically. DC has been more cinematic-their stuff looks amazing-but I feel like Kevin [Feige, President of Marvel Studios] is a really good storyteller. He really cares about coherence, and I feel like style never defeats substance at Marvel, but a little style creeps in. Ant-Man had some, Doctor Strange might be funky, and they are doing very fun things on TV. The Marvel-Netflix thing is working really well. DC's decision to have their shows on TV with different actors playing the same characters at the same time as their movies, is a little interesting.​
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And finally, he revealed his current project: a smaller screenplay that eerily reflects our current political climate:

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I'm in the middle of a screenplay that I am extremely passionate about, and I am going to be extremely passionate about it again on November 9. It's definitely a departure from the things that I'm known for. It's as dark as anything I've ever written … It's a historical fiction slash horror movie about a time when the world was going insane, World War II. I got to tell you: I was in Germany and Poland doing research for this movie and I was seeing so many parallels [to the U.S.]. And I know it's a shopworn thing to compare the orange guy to the little guy with the mustache, but you see things, indelible things in terms of propaganda, the state of the country, and the parallels are eerie as fuck.
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