Joss Whedon has been discussing the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII movie, which will be directed by JJ Abrams.
The Avengers director has given his opinion on the return of Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill to the franchise, suggesting that they should remain in the original trilogy.
“You know, I wouldn’t go back, I’d go forward,” stated Whedon. “I would want to create characters that would resonate the way that they did. I mean not that I don’t want to see [the new movies], I would be excited to, but I also feel like I would want to explore a very different part of that universe.”
Whedon was talking to Digital Spy, who then asked him whether or not he was excited by the idea of a Han Solo spin-off film, which would feature a younger version of the character; however, he still wasn’t impressed.
“That I would never want to do,” remarked Whedon. “Some things may not be rebooted.”
Meanwhile, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been voted as Digital Spy reader’s first choice to play Han Solo in a standalone movie. He beat Nathan Fillion into second place, whilst Jensen Ackles, who starred in Supernatural, was placed in third.
Tom Hardy, Ryan Gosling, and Chris Evans rounded off the list. A Han Solo film is due to be set before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope so would need a younger actor to step into Ford’s character.
Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, had its premiere earlier this week, but the director did reveal one regret he had about the production.
“My only regret is that we didn’t have a Stedicam, so we couldn’t experience the flow of the house,” stated Whedon. “One of the joys of it is how one room opens up into another. I feel like I let the house down. I didn’t use its best takes.”