Ridley Scott, the maker of All The Money In The World has no plans to be a part of the Star Wars franchise. The director, who had made another space film franchise with the 1979 movie, Alien, thinks he is “too dangerous” a director for the Star Wars franchise.
In response to a question whether any Star Wars movie was offered to him, Scott told Vulture, “No, no. I’m too dangerous for that.”
“Because I know what I’m doing,” he added with a laugh. “I think they like to be in control, and I like to be in control myself. When you get a guy who’s done a low-budget movie, and you suddenly give him $180 million, it makes no sense whatsoever. It’s fuckin’ stupid. You know what the reshoots cost?”
“Millions! Millions. You can get me for my fee, which is heavy, but I’ll be under budget and on time. This is where experience does matter; it’s as simple as that! It can make you dull as dishwater, but if you’re really experienced, and you know what you’re doing, it’s fucking essential. Grow into it, little by little. Start low-budget, get a little bit bigger, maybe after $20 million, you can go to $80. But don’t suddenly go to $160,” he said.
After the Star Wars universe came back to the big screen with The Force Awakens, the franchise has seen directors such as J.J. Abrams, Godzilla maker Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), and Rian Johnson (Looper) who made The Last Jedi. Earlier in summer, Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story, which then saw Ron Howard take over the movie and its vast reshoots. Then Colin Trevorrow left the presently untitled Star Wars: Episode IX and Abrams came back to make the film.
All The Money In The World by Ridley Scott stars Christopher Plummer and is presently running in theaters.
The Rian Johnson helmed Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral AmilynHoldo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. The film is currently running in theaters worldwide.