11:16am PT by Graeme McMillan
Damon Lindelof Explains Why He Wouldn't Work on a 'Star Wars' Film
Damon Lindelof would like you to know that he's not working on a Star Wars project. And that he's not doing it for the fans.
"I can tell you that I've had no conversations with anyone, on a formal or informal level, about working on any Star Wars project," Lindelof told ScreenCrush. But even if he had, he admits that he'd be nervous about taking on that kind of gig.
"I would certainly never say never, but right now, whether Tomorrowland succeeds or fails, I'm committed to a space of trying to make something more original," he explained. "[One] that doesn't come with the intense focus of 'Jesus, Lindelof, don't f— this up, too.' If it's an original piece, I f—ed up my own thing, which I've also been accused of, mind you. But it would be immensely distracting to the fans, for my name to be involved in the franchise at this stage."
Lindelof is certainly aware of fan appreciation — and the alternative — of his work; elsewhere in the interview, he talks about why he left Twitter last year. "I don’t think it’s a huge surprise to me that Twitter was ultimately a place that made me feel bad," he explained.
Tomorrowland, co-written by Lindelof, is released May 22.