With his stint running The Avengers in the rearview mirror, director Joss Whedon has had a bit of time to reflect on the big franchise machine. So what does he want to do next? Maybe a Star Wars movie.
In a wide-ranging interview with Complex, the geek demigod touched on a several topics (he’s a Buffy/Spike ‘shipper, for the record), but the most interesting bit was when he looked ahead to his next potential project. Whedon said he’s open to working on TV again, or tackling another major tentpole film, and what really piqued his interest was the latest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Whedon said he’d definitely be open to taking on Disney’s other gigantic franchise, so long as it came with a bit of freedom. Here’s the choice excerpt:
“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. 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 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.”
It’s been well reported that Whedon was burned out once he wrapped Avengers: Age of Ultron, but the past year away from the franchise has done him well. Whether it's Star Wars or not, we can’t wait to see what he does next.