Joe Johnston Doesn't Rule Out Directing 'Star Wars'

Huffington Post

In the never-ending online debate to find a new "Star Wars" director, a name that has been surprisingly muted -- at least comparatively -- is Joe Johnston. (The "Captain America: The First Avenger" director did receive an impassioned show of support from editor Erik Davis this week.) You see, Johnston has been a disciple of George Lucas for some time, making his bones as an effects illustrator on the original "Star Wars" and as art director on "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi." This is the man who designed Boba Fett's costume, for crying out loud! I reached out to Johnston for comment and, obviously, as with anyone in possible contention, he had to remain fairly mum on the subject -- but he certainly didn't rule it out.

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Crazay1442d ago

I didn't even realize this guy was so influential on the Star Wars Universe's look and feel. This just seems like a great fit. I loved what he did with Captain America.

MinimeJer051441d ago

I'm worried. Capt. America was the only Avengers flick I really didn't care for, which he directed. And Jurassic Park III kinda sucked...

Crazay1441d ago

How can you even say that dude? Captain America captured the essence of the character and the time in which he was created. I thought it was probably the movie that had the most depth for the characters.

MinimeJer051440d ago

Didn't care for that montage that Johnston used to help establish the character of Cap. Would have much preferred SEEING Cap. actually become Cap.

aDDicteD1439d ago

johnston is a good director but in directing star wars there are at least 8 more directors that could capture the essence of star wars a lot better.