Who will direct the next Star Wars? No one knows, but that doesn't stop us from speculating. From A list directors to up and coming visionaries it seems that the rumor mill has been running overtime to take on the sci-fi epic. From J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau, Brad Bird and David Fincher are just some names that have popped up. But what about Wes Anderson?
In an interview with Deadline, Anderson was asked what his vision for Star Wars would be. Like many, the director was heavily influenced by the original trilogy. Yet, he realizes his style might put him at a disadvantage.
"Well I have a feeling I would probably ultimately get replaced on the film because I don't know if I have all the right action chops," he said. "But at least I know the characters from the old films."
Anderson believes he could give one Star Wars hero a new lease on life. "I don't think I would do a terrible job at a Han Solo backstory," Anderson said. "I could do that pretty well. But maybe that would be better as a short." Would you be interested in a one-off film with a younger Han Solo? With the right actor and screenwriter, we'd give it a shot.