There was a time when Steven Spielberg would have loved to make a Star Wars movie, he even asked Lucas at one point if he could do one, but Lucas told him no. This is what he had to say in 2002 when he was asked about directing a Star Wars film,
I've asked [Lucas]. He won't let me do one. I wanted to do one 15 years ago, and he didn't want me to do it. I understand why - Star Wars is George's baby. It's his cottage industry and it's his fingerprints. He knows I've got Jurassic Park and Raiders. But George has Star Wars and I don't think he feels inclined to share any of it with me.
Well, now that George has handed over his Empire to the Magic Kingdom, anyone could end up directing, including Spielberg. If he ever wanted to do one, this would be his chance. Access Hollywood caught up with the director at the the Lincoln premiere and asked him if he would direct Star Wars: Episode VII, this was his reply...
No! No! It’s not my genre. It’s my best friend George’s genre.
And that's that. You can scratch Spielberg off your wish list of potential Star Wars directors. Kind of sucks but what can ya do? I'm sure they'll still end up with a director worthy of the franchise.
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