Army of the Dead director Zack Snyder provides an official confirmation on his long-rumored involvement in the Star Wars franchise.
Snyder was rumored to be connected to a movie in the universe that would have returned to one of George Lucas‘ early inspirations: Akira Kurosawa‘s iconic samurai classics.
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Now, Snyder has stated that Lucasfilm was interested in adopting his slow-motion cinematography style to the property, but nothing came of it.
The director told Happy Sad Confused podcast,
We talked about it but it never [happened]. 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.
The Army of the Dead helmer stated he wouldn’t use any existing characters or places.
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The Greenbay native continued,
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 comment on Disney’s sequel trilogy, but he did say that he loved Rogue One (2016) and The Mandalorian (2019) on a nostalgic level.