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Joss Whedon Interested In Making 'Star Wars' Film Like 'Rogue One'

Joss Whedon didn't think he wanted to do another franchise film after 'Avengers' and 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' but the director-screenwriter says he's itching to do a 'Star Wars' spin-off like the upcoming 'Rogue One'.

"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," Whedon says of joining a movie franchise.

"It's no different than any other storytelling. There are some times when you get micro-managed to death but with Marvel, they let me make two movies that were very much mine."

"So do I want to make James Bond movie? Yeah. Anne Hathaway (photosAnne Hathaway photos) does Catwoman again? Sure, I'm in."

But then Whedon got to 'Star Wars'.

"Do I want to make a Star Wars movie? Yeah," he said. "I was like, 'I don't want to make a Star Wars movie. Like, god dammit, why?'"

"But I saw the trailer for Rogue a while ago and I was like, 'I want to do that. To make a Star Wars movie and not be wed to the bigger picture," he explained about its appeal.

Whedon also weighs in on recent films including the popularly panned 'Batman v Superman' and Marvel's formula compared with that of DC.

"I did not see 'Suicide Squad'. I saw 'Batman v Superman'. Everybody's got their own method. I think Marvel has been more successful systematically," he says candidly. "DC has been more cinematic—their stuff looks amazing—but I feel like Kevin Feige is a really good storyteller."

"He really cares about coherence, and I feel like style never defeats substance at Marvel, but a little style creeps in."

"Ant-Man had some, Doctor Strange might be funky, and they are doing very fun things on TV. The Marvel-Netflix thing is working really well. DC's decision to have their shows on TV with different actors playing the same characters at the same time as their movies, is a little interesting."

October 21, 2016 |

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