Ridley Scott Says He's "Too Dangerous" to Direct a STAR WARS Movie
Ridley Scott has created some incredible sci-fi films in his directing career such as Alien and Blade Runner. I've never really thought about him helming a Star Wars film because it's a franchise that just doesn't seem to fit his style of filmmaking and storytelling. He doesn't seem like a Star Wars kinda guy, and he himself says he wouldn't be a good fit for the franchise. He even goes as far as to say that he's "too dangerous" for it. When asked about the possibility of directing a Star Wars film during an interview with Vulture, he said:
"No, no. I’m too dangerous for that."
When asked why that is, he explained:
"Because I know what I’m doing [Laughs]. 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?"
Is wanting to be in control of yourself dangerous? Not really, but he makes a good point about bringing in inexperienced people to work on big budget movies like Star Wars. He expanded on that a bit, saying:
"This is where experience does matter, it’s as simple as that! It can make you dull as dishwater, but if you’re really experienced and you know what you’re doing, it’s f*cking essential. Grow into it, little by little. Start low-budget, get a little bit bigger, maybe after $20 million, you can go to $80. But don’t suddenly go to $160."
I don't think Ridley Scott is too dangerous for Star Wars. It's just not his thing. It's not the type of film he wants to spend his time on. Instead, he just wants to keep making these mediocre Alien prequels. After that last couple Alien films, I'm not sure I would want him to direct a Star Wars film, anyway.
Calling himself "too dangerous" definitely makes him sound like a more badass filmmaker, though!