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Joss Whedon is Lukewarm on a Star Wars Spin-off.

Coffee with Kenobi has lead us in the direction of this EW interview in which features Joss Whedon talking about Star Wars spin-offs and his interest level.

Post-Avengers, you can probably pick the next property that you want to play with. What’s one you’ve always wanted to do?
There’s probably a dozen. It’s very important I don’t do that. It’s very important that we start creating new content again. We can only build on nostalgia so much before we have nothing left to build on. Before we’re rebooting Spider-Man—again. It’s dangerous to the culture, and it’s boring to me. I squeezed in between my Avengers movies a 400-year-old play. So I really need to create some new worlds.

So if Disney said, “Here’s the Boba Fett movie,” you’d say no?
I can’t say for sure, because that’s a tasty morsel. But right now my heart doesn’t go that way.

I don’t mean to second guess anyone in the moment. I always speak to people and then a minute later hate myself for not asking a different, better, or more apt question. But Boba Fett? We’re talking about the guy that spent a television series and a movie making an homage to Han Solo! Ask him about Han Solo!

I am not in love with Whedon. I think he’s more on “our” side than a movie maker who used to shoot Playboy or something. But I really don’t get the love affair his audience has with him. I drive my friends crazy when I say Firefly was a cool show, but had it continued, it would have probably got really bad. Firefly had some great moments, but I think the fan base overstates how good it was and morns the loss of the show’s potential more than they actually like it.

I am okay with never getting a Joss Whedon Star Wars movie. Joss Whedon is lukewarm on doing a Star Wars spin-off and I’m lukewarm on a Joss Whedon Star Wars spin-off movie. I think he would do fine, but there are more inspired choices.

 

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