Steven Spielberg Explains Why He Will Never Direct A 'Star Wars' Film

By Matt O.

When you hear or think the name Steven Spielberg, you probably instantly think of the "best" director of all-time or one of the most prolific of all-time. You instantly remember a dozen of his classics across all genres of film, Jaws, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, E.T., Close Encounters, etc. What you don't think of is Star Wars, and that's because even though the director has been tied to the franchise since the beginning because of his close relationship with the creator of the franchise, his best friend George Lucas.

He has never directed a Star Wars film and it appears he never will according to Spielberg himself:

"I’m never going to make a Star Wars film. That’s not my movie genre. It’s certainly my buddy’s, the Thomas Edison of science fiction George Lucas, who created the entire series. That was never for me. I’m just a fan; I’m just with everybody else in the audience watching them."

While it sucks that he feels that way, he is like a lot of us and he appears to just want to enjoy the films. If you direct or help create the universe of Star Wars, you do lose a little bit of the power of the story and films. Its very strange that he says Star Wars is not his "genre", poor choose or words I assume because the man has clearly directed tons of fantasy and science-fiction films before. In fact his next two films are fantasy and science-fiction, The BFG and Ready Player One.

The BFG is set to hit theaters on July 1st. While Ready Player One is currently in pre-production and is currently slated to hit theaters on March 30, 2018.