James Mangold teases his Dawn of the Jedi Star Wars movie

James Mangold teases his Dawn of the Jedi Star Wars movie

James Mangold teases his Dawn of the Jedi star wars movie in a recent interview. Mangold has been announced as developing a star wars film that would go back 25,000 years to the Dawn of the Jedi era at the SWC. However, since then we have had almost no further details. Partly, I’m sure because Mangold has to write it and there’s a writers’ strike going on right now. Another reason is how busy Mangold is. The writer/director spoke with comics recently promoted Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate.

Work freely with Lucasfilm

Mangold has now worked with Lucasfilm and brought forward a film that seemed to be eternally stalled. He began by praising the freedom Lucasfilm gives him as a filmmaker. It has been both a blessing and a curse for star wars before, but here it is.

“Well, I think the simplest level is that movies are about people and I got to know all the people involved in all walks of life at Lucasfilm and Disney and that certainly makes it easier,” said explained Mangold. “And the degree of confidence and the degree of freedom that they give me is honestly the most important aspect of making a movie like this.”

“Because where great movies can get in trouble is when they become committee movies. And we all know what those movies are like and for me it’s not just, I don’t like those kinds of movies that much, but on another level, I definitely don’t want to do one because I don’t feel not connected to what I’m doing. I’m only doing a service, I’m enacting what a committee has proposed. For me, if I’m not involved in the writing and what the story is, I don’t know why I’m there to direct it.

Dawn of the Jedi teases

However, when Mangold spoke with io9 recently, he gave a little more detail on what to expect from his Dawn of the Jedi movie. That’s the era for now, not the title of the movie it doesn’t have yet.

“Well, I spoke to [Lucasfilm] before and even worked a bit before on other projects,” Mangold told io9. “And I’m always interested in what’s going on there and I have friends working on other star wars projects. But I understood that a lot of what they were doing was sort of continuing the saga.

“So when I mentioned to Kathy [Kennedy, Lucasfilm president] the idea I had of going back – really far back – I was surprised that it turned her on and the other wonderful people she works with at Lucasfilm,” he continued. “For me, it’s pretty much, I want to be part of the saga, but I also don’t want to have so many lore in the air that you can hardly tell a story. And what I really wanted to do, what I told him was just can we do a kind of Ten Commandments of the Force, you know? Kind of an origin story of how the Force came to be known, understood , handled and mastered.

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It makes sense. Mangold wants to play in the star wars Sandbox. However, he doesn’t want to get caught up in some of the lore and canon issues. Going very far back solves this partly, but only partly for me. While Mangold can explore aspects of the Force that have long been forgotten, he still has to feel like the universe we know is where it all moved. This means that there will remain certain rules which should be respected. It’s always about pushing boundaries without breaking them for me in star wars.

I’m more excited about the idea of ​​this era than Mangold himself. I did not like Logan like many fans did. So far, I’m also not impressed with what little I’ve seen Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate. I hope I will have changed my mind when I see the film, of course. For me, this Dawn of the Jedi was the right idea. I just can’t tell if it’s the right person coming up with the right idea right now.

What do you think as James Mangold teases his Dawn of the Jedi Star Wars movie? Does what Mangold describes about discovering the Force interest you as a fan? Thoughts below as always.

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