– by Joseph Jammer Medina

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.

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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

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.