Moonrise Kingdom’s Wes Anderson has claimed that he would not be willing to direct the movie Star Wars: Episode VII. Wes has admitted that the Star Wars films have had a huge influence on his career but says that he does not think he would be the right person to direct the new movie.
While talking to Deadline, Anderson explained, “Well I have a feeling I would probably ultimately get replaced on the film because I don't know if I have all the right action chops. But at least I know the characters from the old films.”
However, Wes did admit that he would love to have a go at doing a Han Solo early years movie, “I don't think I would do a terrible job at a Han Solo backstory. I could do that pretty well. But maybe that would be better as a short,” he added.
Wes Anderson’s next movie The Grand Budapest Hotel is set to begin filming this month. The Grand Budapest Hotel stars Jude Law, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Tilda Swinton and is expected to be released on December 26, 2014. Meanwhile, Star Wars: Episode VII is set to be released in 2015.