As soon as word got out that Disney was going to make a brand new trilogy to the Star Wars saga, including stand-alone films in between them, picking directors was a no-brainer. But for some reason, the greatest Sci-Fi director of all time hasn’t even been asked!
While doing press for his latest film All The Money In The World, Ridley Scott sat down with Vulture. Ridley, 80, said he wouldn’t be a good fit for the franchise: ‘No, no. I’m too dangerous for that. ‘Because I know what I’m doing,’ he continued, discussing how he thinks his years of experience would not fit Disney’s trend of enlisting new and rising directors.
‘I think they like to be in control, and I like to be in control myself. When you get a guy who’s done a low-budget movie and you suddenly give him $180 million, it makes no sense whatsoever. It’s f*ckin’ stupid. You know what the reshoots cost?,’ he pointed out.
He definitely has a point, look what happened to Colin Trevorrow and Phil Lord and Chris Miller. They wanted to have all the say and power and that just doesn’t go well with Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm.
I could see Scott work with Disney now that they bought 20TH Century Fox, but not in the Star Wars Universe. Could you imagine a Boba Fett film set in a Blade Runner Dystopian world? That would be amazing!