Joss Whedon has become one of the most talked about Hollywood celebrities in recent times. It is not just because of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" or his social media exile, but also due to the speculations suggesting that he will be joining the "Star Wars" franchise.
Ever since Josh Trank left the second standalone "Star Wars Anthology" film, movie lovers have been speculating about "The Avengers" director's role in the sci-fi series. Recently, an article on Latino-Review teased that the 50-year-old could play a vital role in the upcoming movies from the epic space opera franchise.
While stating that Disney, Kathleen Kennedy, and the Lucasfilm Story Group "would love to fold the writer director into a Star Wars project", the website said that "Disney thinks he's more than capable of heading up a Star Wars thing for them."
Earlier, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator had talked about his interest in directing a movie from the franchise in an interview with Digital Spy. When asked about which original character he would like to bring back to the series, he said, "You know, I wouldn't go back, I'd go forward. I would want to create characters that would resonate the way that they did."
Meanwhile, there is also a buzz that Whedon will sign for Episode IX because installment VIII will be directed by Rian Johnson and sequel VII is done by JJ Abrams. However, fans of the sci-fi series will have to wait a little longer for an official confirmation from the franchise or the director.
In the meantime, followers of the sci-fi movie series can check out the wax figures of Jabba the Hutt, Salacious B Crumb, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, The Yoda and other fan favourite characters of "The Force Awakens" at Madame Tussauds Museum in London on Saturday, 16 May.
The museum has recreated 11 popular scenes from the series with the help of around 180 sculptors, colourists, hair artists, prop makers and set designers. It took them more than 12 months to complete the work.
"A figure would normally take around four months to make ... the bigger figures such as the gargantuan Jabba the Hutt took a little bit longer and we did have to create him in a warehouse," general manager Ben Sweet said, according to The Guardian.