Zack Snyder says the 'Star Wars' franchise doesn't suit him anymore

Gregory Wakeman
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Director Zack Snyder poses as he arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the movie "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" in Mexico City, Mexico, March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Director Zack Snyder poses as he arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the movie "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" in Mexico City, Mexico, March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Zack Snyder is doubtful that he’ll ever direct a Star Wars movie, even though the franchise is the reason he became a filmmaker.

Snyder admitted as much during his recent interview with The Film Junkee. After being asked whether he’d consider directing a Star Wars film, if he was ever approached, Snyder quickly admitted, “I am a huge Star Wars fan.”

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The 54-year-old then recalled how the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977 inspired him to start making his own movies when he was just 11-years-old. Snyder went even further, insisting that Star Wars set him on a “mythic path with the Joseph Campbellean take on archetypes and storytelling.”

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However, while the franchise obviously has a special place in Snyder’s heart and has influenced him tremendously, at this point, he doesn’t actually think that he’d “fit into the Star Wars universe anymore, “ adding, “I don’t know what it is. It’s a thing I love, but… maybe it’s moved on from me. I still love it and I have lightsabers everywhere around the house.”

Robots D-O, BB-8, R2-D2 and C-3PO attend the European film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' at Cineworld Leicester Square on 18 December, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Robots D-O, BB-8, R2-D2 and C-3PO attend the European film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' at Cineworld Leicester Square on 18 December, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Snyder is a very busy man at the moment, as he is currently putting the finishing touches to his cut of Justice League, which is being released onto HBO Max on September 5, 2021. At the same time, he is also working on Army Of The Dead for Netflix, a zombie heist film that stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, and Ana de la Reguera.

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If Snyder were to ever step foot into the Star Wars universe, it might not be for a movie, as The Mandalorian continues to be one of the most popular series on television. Over the course of its two season run, the likes of Deborah Chow, Bryce Dallas Howard, Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa, Peyton Reed, and Jon Favreau have all overseen episodes.