When you land your dream job, it’s hard to let it go of it. But in the movie business, people have to do it all the time. Once a film is finished going through the various stages of production and is released, the crew heads off onto other gigs. Unless of course you’re lucky enough to land an opportunity on a sequel or a spinoff. And that sort of thing is more and more common as cinematic universes become the norm with big tentpole pictures. Just look at Marvel Studios and their stable of filmmakers that often collaborate on various projects. But this sort of thing happens in a galaxy far, far away as well and the director behind ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ would love to be kept in the loop.
In a recent interview with IGN, Gareth Edwards revealed that he would love to make another ‘Star Wars’ movie if he were given the opportunity to do so. In fact, he said that it would be “nearly impossible” to pass on the chance to continue playing in this universe. However, like a good little boy, he’s very open to sharing the toys in the toy box:
“It’s nearly impossible for me to say no, [but] I would never ever do ‘Star Wars’ ever again [because] I sort of feel like you know, I’ve won the lottery in terms of cinema. The most unfair thing you can do with the lottery winning is go buy more lottery tickets. It’s like, you’ve got to let other people.”
Although if there were something on the table for him to explore further, he obviously wouldn’t be doing a sequel to ‘Rogue One’ (since that movie already exists). Instead, Edwards shared that he would like to delve into Obi-Wan Kenobi’s story between the end of the prequels and the start of the original trilogy:
“The bit that fascinated me before I knew about anything, I probably gravitated toward Tatooine because that’s where I fantasized about as a kid, like, wanting to be like Luke Skywalker. And as part of that obviously Obi-Wan Kenobi, his wilderness years. I mean, I feel like that would, I’d pay to watch that film.”
Rumors of an Obi-Wan spinoff have been running rampant for some time. They’re often fueled by Ewan McGregor’s desire to reprise the role, but nothing concrete has emerged yet. But if Edwards were the one at the helm of that project, he said that he’d make it “something a bit more like a samurai movie or a western”. Yeah, I’d definitely pay to see that too. Unfortunately, none of that is reality at the moment.
But if it did surpass the hypothetical stage, would an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie written and directed by Gareth Edwards be something that you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments.
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ starring Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, and Jiang Wen infiltrates theaters on December 16th, 2016.