‘Star Wars’ Anthology Film Reportedly Eyes ‘Breaking Bad’ Director Michelle MacLaren
Ever since Michelle MacLaren parted ways with Warner Bros. on their Wonder Woman solo film, we’ve been hoping she’d line up another big screen project soon. She’s been rumored as one of Marvel’s choices for Captain Marvel (obviously), and now it looks like she’s caught the eye of another major studio franchise: Star Wars.
During his Meet the Movie Press show, Jeff Sneider revealed that Lucasfilm has met with MacLaren regarding the second Star Wars Anthology film. It was just a meeting, and no one is formally in talks to replace Josh Trank on the project yet, but that may give you an indication of what Lucasfilm is envisioning for this movie.
MacLaren has directed some of the best episodes of Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, so she has experience in directing both large-scale action and intense drama. She reportedly butted heads with WB over creative differences on Wonder Woman, but she’s one of the directors fans (myself included) would love to see make the leap from TV to film*, and she often lands at the top on lists of directors we want for franchise films.
Again, this was only a meeting, but the fact that MacLaren is being considered for a Star Wars film after briefly being attached to Wonder Woman and considered by Marvel is great news. Lucasfilm has also reportedly been eyeing Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn for the second Anthology film, which is said to center on Boba Fett and Han Solo. That film is scheduled to hit theaters in 2018.
*She did direct the low budget 2006 thriller Population 436, by the way.
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