More and more directors are taking themselves out of the running to direct Star Wars Episode VII, and now critically acclaimed actor-turned-director Ben Affleck has to. Affleck’s latest film Argo recently released to incredibly positive reviews (with people already debating it’s Oscar chances) and he was previously rumoured to be in consideration to direct Justice League, but that report turned out to be fake. In an interview with MTV, the director revealed what he thought about the project, and commented on the fan-suggestion of J.J. Abrams directing the sequel.
“J.J. would kill it, he would crush it, but he would be great at anything. There are a lot of good directors out there. Naturally I would be inclined to get somebody who’s great at telling stories. You’re never going to be able to recapture the story that was the initial three, because it’s so legendary and iconic. I don’t know, I’m glad I don’t have that job. It’s a tough decision to make.”
He went on to say that “there might be purists who are opposed to it, but I think it’s a very cool thing and I’m sexcited to go see the movie.” Who do you want to see direct Star Wars Episode VII? Share your thoughts below.