Star Wars fanatic and actor/director, Ben Affleck is really excited for the prospect of a new Star Wars movie, just not the idea of directing it. He told MTV, “I’m glad I don’t have that job.”
Adding, “I’d be too busy worrying about how the action figures would look for each character to direct the actual movie. I’d be like, ‘Oh, we’ll just reshoot the movie with the action figures.”
All joking aside, Affleck, like most Star Wars nerds, is delighted by a new Star Wars. “It’s very exciting that they’re going to make more. There might be purists who are opposed to it, but I think it’s a very cool thing and I’m excited to go see the movie.”
When asked who he thought might be a good choice for the job Affleck responded, “J.J. [Abrams] would kill it, he would crush it, but he would be great at anything.”
“There are a lot of good directors out there. Naturally I would be inclined to get somebody who’s great at telling stories. You’re never going to be able to recapture the story that was the initial three, because it’s so legendary and iconic. I don’t know…It’s a tough decision to make,” the Argo director continued.
One thing is sure, whoever does wind up directing the new Star Wars will probably be getting a call from Affleck. “That’s the one that whoever it is [directing], when it gets made, I’m going to be that dad, calling in favors. ‘Hey, it’s Ben. Can me and my kid come to the premiere? Swing by, by any chance?’ I know that my life is going to turn into that soon.”