Could the guy who created Boba Fett direct Disney's Star Wars VII?

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Jan 14, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

We're still talking about who might be the best director for Star Wars Episode VII, and we'll keep talking about it until Disney makes the call (at which point we'll shift to talking about how good or bad the choice is). Now another big name is weighing in on whether he'd do the flick, and he's already got some serious Star Wars cred.

Today, Joe Johnston is the director of hits like Jurassic Park III and Captain America: The First Avenger. But long before he was in the director's chair, he got his start as a George Lucas lieutenant, working in visual effects for the first Star Wars film and eventually creating the legendary look of Boba Fett.

Johnston's long been rumored to be returning to the Star Wars universe, possibly even to direct a Boba Fett movie, so he's an obvious candidate to helm the next flick. But would Johnston do it? Here's his answer:

"A lot would depend on what 'it' is," he said. "I am very glad to see Lucasfilm cranking up to get productive again, regardless of who ends up doing it."

So if Johnston ends up being one of the lucky directors to get a gander at Michael Arndt's screenplay, would he say yes? And if he did, would he be the right man for the job?

(Via Huffington Post)