Zack Snyder Was Working on a Star Wars Movie Before Disney Bought Lucasfilm

Consider it or not, Zack Snyder was really engaged on a Star Wars film at one level. Whereas the Justice League filmmaker has expressed his love for the franchise previously, he has now confirmed that he no less than flirted with crafting an entry within the saga. What’s extra, it will have been a wholly authentic thought at a singular time after George Lucas completed his prequel trilogy.

Zack Snyder made the reveal throughout a latest interview whereas selling his new film Military of the Lifeless, which is at present streaming on Netflix. When requested about whispers of an Akira Kurosawa-inspired Star Wars movie from again within the day, Snyder confirmed that sure, this was a undertaking he was engaged on. Here is what he needed to say about it.

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“Yeah… we talked about it but it surely by no means… I have been engaged on it, simply away from the Star Wars universe, simply by myself, simply as a sci-fi factor… It is nonetheless a sci-fi factor, it is the identical story, simply now I am letting Star Wars be Star Wars. The eleven-year-old me nonetheless needs to make that, now I simply know easy methods to, so possibly we’ll see that sometime.”

Talking a bit additional, Zack Snyder confirmed that there could be no acquainted characters in his film. It might have been a purely authentic thought. “My thought was simply, give me the keys and I am going to take her for a spin,” he stated. Snyder additionally defined that this was at a time when no Star Wars was being made. It was after 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, which wrapped up the prequels, and earlier than Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012.

“At the moment, there was no Star Wars. Star Wars wasn’t actually… it was the center time. It was proper after they’d carried out the prequels and earlier than the sale [to Disney]. I simply was like, ‘You realize what? I might repair that. I might do one thing.'”

This opens a complete host of questions. What was the central story in Zack Snyder’s Star Wars film? Who exactly was he speaking to about this? Did Snyder pitch George Lucas and the previous brass at Lucasfilm? How far alongside did this get? For now, we’ve got much more questions than solutions. Although, if Snyder does finally produce it as an authentic thought, we could be taught a complete lot extra.

Disney finally did purchase Lucasfilm for greater than $4 billion. They then roped in J.J. Abrams to reintroduce the franchise to the masses with 2015’s Star Wars: The Drive Awakens. It kicked off a brand new trilogy and likewise paved the way in which for standalone adventures similar to Rogue One and Solo. Now, we’ve got much more to stay up for as tons of reveals are in growth at Disney+ because of the success of The Mandalorian. Who is aware of? Possibly Snyder will finally get to place his stamp on the franchise in one other approach. You’ll be able to hear the total interview on the most recent episode of the Happy Sad Confused Podcast.

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