Tommy Wiseau Wants To Direct ‘Star Wars’ & A DC Movie

Tommy Wiseau Star Wars DCThe release of James Franco’s The Disaster Artist has introduced a lot of film enthusiasts to the cult classic known as The Room. Now Tommy Wiseau, director and star of The Room, is entertaining the idea of someday directing a big-budget Star Wars or DC Comics film.

While answering fan questions on Twitter, Wiseau revealed that he’d be happy to take the reigns of a Star Wars or DC film if he were asked. However, the big studios might have to wait for Wiseau to become available as he is currently focusing on his acting career.

You can check out Wiseau’s responses to the Star Wars and DC questions for yourself right here:

In the past, Wiseau also offered to direct a Fantastic Four sequel for 20th Century Fox following the underwhelming performance of the 2015 reboot from director Josh Trank.

While Wiseau has not directed a feature film since The Room came out in 2003, the so-bad-it’s-good status that the film has earned over the years has made Wiseau something of a Hollywood icon. Though the chances of Disney or Warner Bros. actually hiring him to direct one of their tentpole films like Star Wars or a DC Comics property is probably slim to none, never count out the man who made the Citizen Kane of bad movies.

6 Elseworlds Movies That DC Should Make For The Big Screen

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DC ElseworldsOccasionally, there are times when comic book authors toss comic book continuity aside and straight-up create an alternate universe to tell brand new stories that bend the rules of the characters and radically change their settings as a side effect. DC calls these stories “Elseworlds,” and from the sound of things, DC is coming up with a plan to introduce that concept into their movie division with the standalone Joker movie set outside of the DC Extended Universe. The project, which has yet to be formally announced by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, is set in the 1980s and is styled after movies like Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (fitting, considering that Scorsese is producing the project). It should be noted that the DCEU is still in active development on a Joker & Harley Quinn project, featuring Jared Leto and Margot Robbie reprising their roles from Suicide Squad, following that movie’s unexpected cliffhanger.

Whether or not having a mix of creator-driven and shared-universe-driven narratives get developed at the same time will work, or whether audiences will be confused by it, remains to be seen. It certainly has worked for DC’s animated movies (as evident by most movies being their own thing while some — like Justice League: War and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract — share the same setting), but in an age of cinematic universes, this might be harder to pull off. The DC Elseworlds Multiverse, as we’ll call it for the sake of this article, has a lot of source material it could draw upon to tell one-off stories. While the DCEU will continue tell one big story about the return of the so-called Age of Heroes, the DCEM should be able to take advantage of the nature of self-contained stories and go completely nuts with them, embracing their radical departure from the source material and telling the kinds of stories we could never see in a shared universe.

Here are 6 stories that we think need to be brought to the big screen as part of Warner Bros. and DC’s Elseworlds-style universe. Click Next to get started.

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  • Rass

    This guy is so remarkably un-self-aware, it’s astounding.