“I’d take a swing at that”: Keanu Reeves’ John Wick Director Wants a Star Wars Movie to Test Disney’s Limits After They Rejected Zack Snyder

John Wick director Chad Stahelski wants to direct a Star Wars movie someday

“I’d take a swing at that”: Keanu Reeves’ John Wick Director Wants a Star Wars Movie to Test Disney’s Limits After They Rejected Zack Snyder


  • The influence of Star Wars on the world of cinema is undeniable, and it is still going strong, with multiple spinoffs and sequels.
  • John Wick director Chad Stahelski wants to try his hand at directing a Star Wars movie in the future, if possible.
  • Zack Snyder thought of the idea of Rebel Moon more than twenty years ago, even before the Star Wars prequel films.
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The Star Wars franchise stands as one of the most iconic and culturally significant film series ever created. Its impact has surpassed mainstream success, attaining a unique status that remains unparalleled in the realm of media. Therefore, it’s not really a surprise that John Wick director Chad Stahelski wants a crack at directing a Star Wars movie in the future.


Numerous fans concur that the original Star Wars trilogy, consisting of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, is the standout trilogy within the entire saga. This is mostly because of the fact that the trilogy has managed to have influence over just about every other piece of entertainment in all mediums even now.

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John Wick Director Chad Stahelski Expressed His Desire To Direct A Star Wars Movie

John Wick starring Keanu Reeves made its way into the world of Cinema with the first film in 2014 and since then, the franchise has spawned three more films, all of which have seen many positive reviews and Box Office success.

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While speaking to John Horowitz in a recent interview, John Wick director Chad Stahelski talked about possibly directing a Star Wars movie in the future. Chad Stahelski made it clear he had some ideas and wondered if Disney could survive him if he ended up directing a Star Wars movie.

I”’d take a swing at that, see if Disney could survive me.”

In case you were not aware, Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon was originally a part of Star Wars but it was ultimately rejected – which led to Zack Snyder creating the film as a standalone project that Star Wars influenced.


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Zack Snyder Thought About Rebel Moon More Than 20 Years Ago

Sofia Boutella as the protagonist in Rebel Moon
Rebel Moon

Zack Snyder has been involved in Hollywood filmmaking since the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake, but the concept for Rebel Moon predates his career. While speaking to Screen Rant, Deborah Snyder revealed that her husband had the idea for the film 20 years ago, even before their marriage.

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The fun part about this and this idea that Zack had, I think it started like before we were even married, so like 20 years ago, 21 years ago, and he wanted to do something science fiction.

He kept coming back. He originally worked on it with Kurt Johnston. And then we brought in Shay. And the three of them worked on the script together. And yeah, it’s been years. But he has a lot of these that have been around. I was like, it’s kind of a matter of time, but it’s a good time for things. And it seemed to be a good time for this.

Zack Snyder initially thought of it during film school, proposing a space-based version of Dirty Dozen or Seven Samurai. Inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, a major influence on George Lucas for Star Wars, the project was pitched to Warner Bros. multiple times and was once envisioned as a TV show – but nothing really stuck.


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