X-Males: First Class director Matthew Vaughn has some concepts for an additional well-liked franchise.
The filmmaker can be excited by rebooting the unique Star Wars movies with a contemporary set of actors taking part in Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones).
“For me, doing a Star Wars film is to play with the characters that I cherished,” he mentioned on a current episode of the Glad Unhappy Confused podcast. “In the event that they mentioned to me, do you need to reboot Star Wars and really have Luke Skywalker, Solo and Vader and do your model of it? Everybody would say you’re an fool to strive, however that might excite me. … Why are the characters so hallowed that from 1977 which you could’t re-do it for a brand new viewers?”
He defined that Star Wars is the Skywalker household, and he looks like Lucasfilm and Disney have kind of strayed from that authentic group of individuals, and that’s the place he thinks they’ve gone mistaken. He shared that, to him, the TV exhibits are nonetheless good, however the franchise is lacking an epic new movie.
“That’s what I’d do,” he mentioned. “Everybody goes to go batshit loopy, however let’s convey it on. In order for you a brand new era, make the film for them. The outdated era, hopefully, you make it effectively sufficient that they go, ‘Oh, OK, I’m having fun with it.’”
However Vaughn seemingly gained’t be getting a chance anytime quickly to remake the unique movies, as Kathleen Kennedy advised Self-importance Truthful final 12 months that Lucasfilm is targeted on increasing George Lucas’ universe past the Skywalker saga and isn’t planning to inform new tales with new actors taking part in the enduring characters. Her feedback got here after a detrimental reception to Solo: A Star Wars Story.
“We can also’t go do one thing with Luke Skywalker that isn’t Mark Hamill,” she mentioned within the interview. “We’re not going to instantly go strive to do this.”
Up subsequent for Vaughn, nonetheless, isn’t a brand new Star Wars movie. It’s ensemble pic Argylle, starring Dua Lipa, Henry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, Ariana DeBose and Samuel L. Jackson.
The thriller follows Cavill’s Argylle, a fictional tremendous spy created by author Elly Conway (Howard), whose life is turned the wrong way up when her new e-book hits a bit of too near the actual lifetime of precise spies who hunt her down once they learn it.
Aryglle hits theaters Feb. 2, 2024.
Carly Thomas contributed to this report.