Steven Spielberg says he will ‘never make a Star Wars film’

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Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have worked on many projects together including the Indiana Jones films. However, would Spielberg direct a Star Wars movie for Lucasfilm? While promoting Disney’s The BFG, he tells Nuke the Fridge that he wouldn’t want to direct a Star Wars film.

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

When asked if the movie was a warm-up for future Disney films, Spielberg said that it wasn’t.

“This movie wasn’t a primer for anything that I may do next. This was an open and close-ended excursion of the imagination and magic. I haven’t done anything really in my entire career, except a couple of little scenes from time to time, that involved alchemy, real magic. For me this was an original adventure. I had the best time. I worked three years on it. The worst moment I had was when I finished the movie.”

“I was faced with the fact that I wasn’t going to return to the film again. It was at that moment I realized how deeply in love with this project I had fallen. I didn’t even know that until the last day on the film.”

Spielberg got excited that the Nuke the Fridge site named itself after a scene in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

“No kidding! I love that. That was the best thing to come out of the Crystal Skull.”

You can listen to the interview below.

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