Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino have gone on record as saying they definitely aren’t interested in directing any of the upcoming Star Wars films, according to Yahoo! News.
Spielberg was asked about the franchise during Thursday night’s premiere of the historical drama Lincoln. The acclaimed director was very quick to shoot any any hopes fans might have of the filmmaker heading into world of Star Wars.
“No! No!” Spielberg replied. “It’s not my genre. It’s my best friend George’s genre.”
Although Minority Report, A.I., and War of the Worlds are considered by many to be science fiction films, apparently Spielberg is sticking to his guns about leaving the world of action cinema behind.
Also shutting down rumors is Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino. However, the filmmaker wasn’t nearly as kind about the inquiry as his colleague.
“I could so care less. No, sorry. Especially if Disney’s going to do it. I’m not interested in the Simon West version of ‘Star Wars,’ ” Tarantino said.
According to First Showing, Man of Steel director Zack Snyder is also addressing rumors that he’s being considered as the guy who will direct the next installment of Star Wars for Disney.
“I don’t think I’d be interested in [directing it]. I’m a huge ‘Star Wars’ fanatic. I just think doing [episodes] seven, eight and nine is just a slippery slope. It’s a whole other mythological experiment I’m excited to see, but it’s a lot of effort,” Snyder explained.
Whoever decides to take the reins of Episode 7 will have a lot of things to consider. Not only has Harrison Ford expressed interest in reprising his sole as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill have also said they’re willing to return to franchise.
Are you upset that Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, and Zack Snyder won’t be directing the next Star Wars movie?