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Whedon dashes our hopes that he will direct new Star Wars trilogy

January 14th, 2013 by Christopher Williams Comments

Well nerds, we all hoped, we all prayed, some of us maybe even made sacrifices on alters that Joss Whedon would throw his hat into the ring and helm the new Star Wars trilogy, but alas, those sacrifices may be in vain. The busiest nerd in Hollywood had this to say about any involvement with a new Star Wars film:

“I’m as angry as you should be,” Whedon said about being unable to take on a “Star Wars”-sized project. “When I heard that I was like, ‘I wonder… no, I really can’t do that. Oh, I already have a job.’ I wouldn’t clear the Avengers. I’m having so much fun with that sequel right now, just with the script, that I couldn’t imagine not doing it.”

The guy is already up to his ears with work as he preps the next installment of the Avengers as well as the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show. Originally thought to be only directing the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, he recently signed on to become the director of the series. I for one would be more than okay with him dropping the show in favor of doing the Star Wars trilogy. I might even go so far as to say I’d be okay with him not being as involved with the Avengers if it meant him doing Star Wars. I know, I know nerds, that might be a step too far for some of you, but Star Wars will always be my first love over comics.

When asked about who he thinks would be a good choice for the new Star Wars films he said: “Oh I’ve got a lot of things. Where’s my list I’m carrying on me?” Whedon joked. “But you know, I’d like to see a little edge. We all missed the Han [Solo] of it. It got very portentous, which was justified by the story, but I think we’d all like to see a little anarchy in the mix.”
Oh well, is J.J. available?

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Christopher is self-billed as the World's Coolest Nerd (meaning he wears glasses and is clumsy, but he never earned good marks in school). He loves all things Star Wars and superhero related such as comics, books, cartoons and movies. He's a husband and father who somehow manages to keep up with his pastimes since his day job mainly consists of sitting around a store with not much to do. He's very outspoken and wants to share his opinions with the world, or at least his fellow nerds. You can follow him on Twitter @AUDone44.