“I declined any involvement very early on. I’d rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them.”
And according to a bunch of reports, LucasFilm were also seriously considering Ben Affleck as a potential man for the job. How… bizarre?
It’s welcomed news, of course, mainly because this “Who will direct Star Wars?” thing has felt like the longest and most speculative of cinematic guessing games, and one that became almost embarrassingly fickle at times.