Zack Snyder has been making comic book adaptations for over a decade now, but at one point the director might have got the chance to play in the Star Wars pool.
It's been rumoured that Snyder was attached to a project in that universe that would have gone back to one of George Lucas' original inspirations: the legendary samurai films of Akira Kurosawa.
Now Snyder has confirmed that Lucasfilm was keen on him bringing his brand of slow-motion filmmaking to the franchise, but it never became anything concrete.
"We talked about it but it never [happened]," he told the Happy Sad Confused podcast (from 26 minutes 50 seconds in).
"I've been working on it, just away from the Star Wars universe, just on my own, just as a sci-fi thing... It's still a sci-fi thing, it's the same story, now I'm letting Star Wars be Star Wars. 11-year-old me still wants to make that, now I just know how to, so maybe we'll see that someday."
"My idea was just, give me the keys and I'll take her for a spin," he added, stating that he wouldn't use any existing characters or places.
"At that time, there was no Star Wars. Star Wars wasn't really... it was the middle time. It was right after they had done the prequels and before the sale [to Disney]. I just was like, 'You know what? I could fix that.'"
Snyder didn't give his opinions on Disney's sequel trilogy, but said he enjoyed Rogue One and The Mandalorian on a simple nostalgia level.
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