David Fincher on turning down Star Wars, offers brief World War Z 2 update

Filmmaker David Fincher has been pretty active on the press rounds lately as he promotes his acclaimed new Netflix series Mindhunter. Recently, he shared his thoughts on Marvel Studios and how he feels it makes it challenging for directors to tell complex stories, and now he’s been talking to Empire about another Disney-owned franchise in Star Wars, revealing that he passed up the opportunity to head to the galaxy far, far away.

“I talked to [producer Kathleen Kennedy] about that and look, it’s a plum assignment,” said Fincher. “I don’t know what’s worse: being George Lucas on the set of the first one where everyone’s going, ‘Alderaan? What the hell is this?’ Where everyone’s making fun, but I can’t imagine the kind of intestinal fortitude one has to have following up the success of these last two. That’s a whole other level. One is that

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