Steven Spielberg Will Not Direct A ‘Star Wars’ Film


Ever since it was announced that J.J. Abrams would direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans started to wonder if Abrams’ friend and mentor Steven Spielberg would ever direct a new Star Wars project, be it a solo spin-off film or one of the episodes. Simply put, the answer is no.

During a recent interview with the Toronto Sun, Spielberg opened up about his passion for Star Wars and why he won’t work on the franchise.

“I’m never going to make a Star Wars film. That’s not my genre. It’s certainly my buddy’s — the Thomas Edison of science fiction, George Lucas, who created the entire series. But that was never for me. I’m just a fan; I’m just with everybody else in the audience watching them.”

Spielberg is currently promoting his upcoming film, The BFG. BFG takes on a many magical elements and this was a very different directing experience for Spielberg.

“This was an open and closed-ended excursion in the imagination of magic. I haven’t done anything really in my entire career to do with alchemy; real magic. So for me (The BFG) was an original adventure and I had the best time on it. I worked for three years on it and the worst moment I had was when I finished the movie.”

While having Spielberg direct a Star Wars film would have been epic, it appears that the franchise is in great hands and has the blessing of Spielberg.


Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis, TV division, joined Heroic Hollywood in 2016. Prior to joining the team at Heroic, she worked for covering everything from music to...

  • UnBoxingJon

    Do you think he would also consider not directing the next Indiana Jones movie?

  • Chris W

    Blowing smoke. Just say you don’t want to do it. And what does alchemy have to do with Star Wars?