Zack Snyder wants to direct Star Wars but he might not “survive" the process

Director Zack Snyder was an important figurehead behind the creation of the DCEU. While not entirely successful, the director has casted many fans' favourite onscreen versions of classic superheroes.

With the DCEU behind him, Zack Snyder has set his sights on a new goal: Star Wars. While only a wish on a star at the moment, would it be possible for the director to helm a film in the beloved franchise?

A Zack Snyder Star Wars story

In an interview with The Times, Snyder explained that he would love to direct a Star Wars movie in the future. However, considering the arduous development of recent Star Wars films, the director isn't sure he'd survive the process.

“Where it gets difficult is when you take a director with a personal point of view and ask him to participate in a thing that is not asking for that," Snyder said. "The journeyman filmmaker? There are a lot of them, and they’re good. I just happen to have a specific point of view."

"The lesson I’ve learnt is it’s much easier for me, as a filmmaker, to create a world and invite you into it. As opposed to me saying, ‘Let me put my cog in your wheel.’ Like, I would love to make a Star Wars movie, I know a lot about it...but I don’t think I would survive that."

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Would Snyder be a good fit?

Snyder's worry about the Star Wars process appears to stem from Disney’s trend of overstepping. We’ve already seen huge studio interference on Solo and Rogue One; both titles suffer from feeling built by committee.

The director’s filmic background does make him a great fit for the universe. Snyder has an amazing eye for action and framing in a way most directors don't. However, would his slow-motion addiction fit Star Wars' happy-go-lucky feel?

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