Josh Trank has spoken on the constant exits over at Lucasfilm and his own inevitable Star Wars departure.
You may or may not remember that Josh Trank was once attached to do a standalone Star Wars film after Disney purchased Lucasfilm. Trank was coming off of the hit film Chronicle and it opened many doors for the director, including a chance to direct a Fantastic Four film. When Trank’s Fantastic Four film was released to negative reviews, the director was forced to exit his Star Wars project and then disappeared for a few years.
Trank is officially back to promote his new film Capone, which stars Tom Hardy, and he’s opening up about his past failures as well as his feeling on talent exiting their roles at Lucasfilm.
It was pretty much obvious I was going to be fired, so that was my option, was you could leave now or get shot in the face, right?But as far as when [Lord and Miller left Solo], there were people who were calling me up or like texting me with a link to the article to the news and being like, ‘This has got to make you feel a lot better.’ And my answer was always, ‘No. I actually would’ve really like to see Lord and MIller’s Han Solo.’ I’m still a fan at the end of the day, and I know that it would make sense for me to have some sort of alleviation, and that’s not in any way, shape, or form to rub my nose at the question, because it’s a great question. My answer is … it’s complicated.
The director continued to expand on his feelings on other directors being forced to exit from their Star Wars projects.
It doesn’t make me feel good to hear that something didn’t work out for people who I have tremendous respect for. I’m a fan of Star Wars. I would love for those movies to work and to be great, but as far as it relates to Star Wars, it doesn’t give me any pleasure or relief whatsoever to know that something didn’t work out, because all it does is it reminds you of situations where things didn’t work out for you, and that sucks.
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