3:07pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Joss Whedon Wants to Make a 'Star Wars' Movie
Not content with creating Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly, nor with bringing Marvel's Avengers together on the big screen for the first time, Joss Whedon has revealed that he has one more ambition that would drive fandom wild: he wants to make a Star Wars movie.
The news came from an interview with Complex, where he also discusses his current script ("It's a historical fiction slash horror movie about a time when the world was going insane, World War II," he revealed) and talks about his desire to return to television, saying that he "feel[s] like they've perfected" the medium in recent years.
The Star Wars confession was prompted by a question about his feelings towards large movie franchises following his experience on the Avengers movies. "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," Whedon said. "It’s no different than any other storytelling."
After listing other projects he'd be interested in — including a Bond movie — he said, "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 [One] 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."
Someone, somewhere at Lucasfilm is trying to make calls right now to see how quickly this can happen. Hopefully, Nathan Fillion can be cast in a lead role, just to see how quickly fandom can melt down.