Not so long ago in a galaxy…that is our own, a rumor began circulating that a certain beloved director who’d just left the huge franchise that is Avengers, and suddenly disappeared from the magical social media thing that is Twitter, might be hiding out because his world was about to explode.
Now, perhaps this particular rumor didn’t at first gain traction because it was more wishful thinking, started by the host of a geeky podcast, but what if after the false “confirmations”…
started making the rounds, those dreams actually became reality?
Making Star Wars, a site that’s “broken legitimate scoops,” says they’ve checked into the rumor with their sources, and Whedon directing Episode IX is…
Making Star Wars also claims they’ve heard Whedon’s name for both Star Wars: Episode IX and the 2018 untitled Anthology film Josh Trank just left, noting that Whedon himself said if he ever directed one of the Star Wars films, he’d not bring back old characters or “go back, I’d go forward. I would want to create characters that would resonate the way that they did.”
So…a kickass, female-centric kind of Star Wars, then? I can dig it.
And there you have it folks; the tale of a wishful rumor to an extremely possible likelihood. We’ll keep an eye on this thing, and let you know if anything official breaks out.