Yeah, we’re here again. We’re talking about Star Wars for the 8,367th time here at LRM. The state of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars community is a topic that’s been done to death, but there always seems to be more to say as more news comes out. Very recently, we reported on a rumor that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was someone Disney wanted to let go — except no one wanted to replace her. Of the many reasons why, the current state of fandom was one reason cited as a potential reason why no one would want to take on the job.
Now, it sounds like that very fandom is also a reason why one talented director doesn’t want to helm a Star Wars film. I’m talking about Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie. During a discussion online with Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, fans hijacked the conversation and once again made it about The Last Jedi.
McQuarrie then tweeted to Johnson:
“My friend, After five minutes of this, I don’t know why you’re still on Twitter.
I would have loved to make a Star Wars film someday. I’m cured.”
McQuarrie was then asked if he would maybe be up for a superhero film, and he said:
“Nah, after tonight I think I’m good.”
One Twitter user lamented this development, and McQuarrie replied:
“Much appreciated. And it saddens me, too. I consider myself first and foremost an entertainer. I work for the audience. Tonight I found people I could never work for.”
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SOURCE: Chris McQuarrie