Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Rumor: Steven Moffat Offered A Star Wars Film

By: Benjamin Hart

Our friends at Jedi News are reporting that  the man behind such TV series as Doctor Who and Sherlock has been asked to helm a Star Wars film. They are unclear which film it could be, either a numbered Saga episode or a stand-alone, or if he could be writing, directing or producing. Jedi News points to several connections Moffat already has to to Star Wars. Firstly, his colleague and former showrunner on Doctor Who Russel T. Davies was offered a job working on the now shelved Star Wars Underworld live action series, which he declined. Secondly, they claim that Moffat's Star Wars involvement was inspired by his working with Steven Spielberg on The Adventures Of Tintin. Obviously Spielberg has very close ties with George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm.

Given these connections, I think it's plausible that Moffat has been approached to work on a future Star Wars film. Lucasfilm has already selected a variety of writers and directors such as Gareth Edwards, Josh Trank, Gary Whitta and Rian Johnson. Moffat would be yet another great asset to the ongoing Star Wars saga. But as always, this merely a rumor and should be taken with a grain of salt until it's confirmed.

Source: Jedi News

Update: Steven Moffat's wife has denied this news, tweeting: "Just in case you've seen rumours that #stevenmoffat is doing Star Wars - that's news to him!"

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