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Wes Anderson's 'Star Wars'? Director Thinks He Would 'Ultimately Get Replaced'

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Wes Anderson's 'Star Wars' movie wouldn't be very long, according to Wes Anderson.
Wes Anderson's 'Star Wars' movie wouldn't be very long, according to Wes Anderson.

Wes Anderson's version of "Star Wars: Episode VII" might look a lot like Conan O'Brien's version of Wes Anderson's "Star Wars Episode VII."

"Well, I have a feeling I would probably ultimately get replaced on the film because I don't know if I have all the right action chops," Anderson told Mike Fleming from "But at least I know the characters from the old films."

According to the director, he would be best suited to make as short film about Han Solo's backstory. "I could do that pretty well," Anderson joked.

If that idea sounds vaguely familiar, it's because O'Brien envisioned Anderson's "Star Wars: Episode VII" audition reel back in November, and the clip focused on Solo (or an Owen Wilson soundalike playing Solo).

Kidding aside, Anderson won't likely get the call from Lucasfilm for "Episode VII." Matthew Vaughn is the de facto leader in the clubhouse for the gig, having ended 2012 as the name most associated with the film. As yet, however, no one has been hired.

For more on Anderson, including how he gets Bill Murray to work with him, head over to


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