The Spotlight: Here's the character Rian Johnson wishes he could bring into 'Star Wars' now that Disney owns Fox
Disney's toy box got even bigger Thursday with the official word that it will purchase major stakes in 21st Century Fox for a little over $52 billion.
Fox has long-held the rights to some major Marvel characters and fans are drooling over the prospect of seeing them finally enveloped into the MCU.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has his own massive sandbox to roll around in but even he couldn't help but be giddy over the news. At the premier for his film, Johnson was asked which character he'd hypothetically love to steal away from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
"I saw my buddy Jim Mangold here somewhere who did Logan, the brilliant Wolverine movie," Johnson says. "So maybe we can get Jim in here to bring Logan into the Star Wars universe. Bring Wolverine in there.
"Not really! Please don't blow up Reddit with actual theories of that. Not for real."
Welp, we can dare to dream. Having seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a little Wolverine could have helped. Just sayin'.
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Did it again.
I loved #TheLastJedi! It hit all the right notes for me, and seeing it in the Chinese Theater, surrounded by my fellow nerds was glorious. The Force was with us.— Wil 'Kick the Nazis off the tweeters' Wheaton (@wilw) December 15, 2017
Oh, and I went in costume for the first time ever, because I am a damn adult and I get to decide what that means. pic.twitter.com/mTqB0LP4hV
Sometimes I lose track of what I’m saying in the middle of conversations... I blame @shawnemerriman #Repost @shawnemerriman (@get_repost) ・・・ So on this #tbt I got a pretty funny story(not funny then) about the time I Duked it out with my boy @armiehammer in the gym. I got to the gym in the morning Armie was warming up wrapping his hands and had a very Rocky Balboa bounce wanting to spare someone. I walked pass jokingly and said I’ll do it not thinking he was really going to accept my offer but he was all for it. I said NO I don’t really want to and he persisted I should put on the gloves so I did. I put on my head gear and just threw a couple light jabs until he caught me with a hook that made me look out the ear hole of my equipment(sh*t got real). After that I started to throw punches to connect with his soul 😂😂. Anyway here’s the aftermath but sadly he had to take pics with his new born Harper that following week making me paranoid showing back up to the gym and see his wife which was my real fear. #throwback #wegoodnow #lefthook #ithink
I applaud the reference.