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Matt McGloin

David Fincher Confirms Star Wars Talks



While promoting his upcoming movie that stars Ben Affleck with Gone Girl, David Fincher confirms he has talked with Disney about the new Star Wars movies.

Fincher, who started out working on the special effects of Return of the Jedi, tells Total Film Magazine he has had discussions with LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

"Well, I talked to Kathy [Kennedy] about it, but I think that it's a different thing from... I don't know what Disney-LucasFilm will be like. We'll see," he said.

Fincher goes on to explain his ideas for Star Wars.

"It's tricky," Fincher responded when questioned if he is tempted to take on Star Wars. "My favorite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, 'I want to do something more like that,' then I'm sure the people paying for it would be like, 'No! You can't do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures!' It may not have been the original idea, but I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3PO and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters' folly, the ultimate folly of man, and recording it. I thought that was an interesting idea in the first two, but it's kind of gone by ROTJ

David Fincher also shares a view memories from working on Return of the Jedi.

"I remember learning a lot and being in a position that was really the beginning of the end," Fincher said. "At that time Pixar was literally a doorway on the other side of the hall, and they showed us a 3D computer rendering of an X-Wing Fighter wing... it had taken a month to do, but I remember looking at it going, 'There's no reason to [physically] build this anymore. No reason at all!'