Thursday, May 7, 2015

Joss Whedon is Not Confirmed to Direct Anything, Especially Star Wars

Folks, please, take things on the internet with a grain of salt. I know we're all excited about the upcoming Star Wars trilogy, and a lot of people want Joss Whedon in the director's chair, but the honest trust is easy to obtain if you spend two seconds reading the article you're all sharing around.

One of the worst, most clickbaity "news" sites this week decided to take some random speculation from a random podcast (and as the host of a random podcast, I feel particularly qualified to speak on this), and wrote an article entitled "Joss Whedon confirmed for Star Wars." This is, of course, untrue. If Joss had signed up for Star Wars, it would be shouted from the rooftops on, Variety, Entertainment Weekly - you know, reputable news sites, not a place that literally has a "number of shares" counter ticking up on the right.

Seriously, never share anything from Moviepilot. They're the worst.

Since we're wildly speculating, I'd much rather see Disney and Lucasfilm continue their current trend of hiring up and coming young directors with a specific vision to direct Star Wars, like Rian Johnson and Josh Trank. Joss would be a fun choice, but he's already made a billion dollar movie with a sequel on the way and he's stated repeatedly that it nearly killed him, twice. When he says he wants to go "work on his own projects," I'd bet dollars to donuts he's talking about something more akin to Much Ado About Nothing than jumping into a galaxy far, far away.

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