Joss Whedon is no stranger to big-name pop culture franchises — from directing “The Avengers” and its sequel, “Age of Ultron,” to masterminding television’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and its associated spin-offs. Touching on the franchises he hasn’t worked on, Whedon has revealed the properties he’d love to tackle, if given the chance.
“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. It’s no different than any other storytelling,” Whedon explained in a recent interview with Complex. “So do I want to make James Bond movie? Yeah. Anne Hathaway does Catwoman again? Sure, I’m in.”
If 007-by-way-of-Whedon seems a bit strange, make sure you’re sitting down — he also confided that he’d be willing to tackle the one franchise on nearly everyone’s mind lately: Star Wars.
“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.”
With Disney apparently planning to release a Star Wars movie every year from now until the end of time, a standalone film from Whedon set in a galaxy far, far away certainly doesn’t seem as far-fetched as it would have a couple years ago. Now, if we could only get that “Black Widow” solo outing green-lit…
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