Here's how director Brad Bird would have made Return of the Jedi infinitely more awesome

Illustration for article titled Heres how director Brad Bird would have made emReturn of the Jedi/em infinitely more awesome

Although we were unable to get Brad Bird as the director of the upcoming Star Wars sequel, he's clearly had the franchise on his mind. Apparently he was recently talking with Patton Oswalt, and told the comedian how he'd change the beginning of Return of the Jedi.


As Oswalt recounted to Esquire:

I was talking with [director] Brad Bird one time, and he said it's like the beginning of Return of the Jedi. Luke shows up and he's a badass. He said they should've opened it with Luke in the swamp saying to Yoda, "You said 'Don't go.' I said 'Fuck you, I'm gonna go help my friends.' I went and got my hand cut off and my friends are in even worse trouble because of what I did. I fucked up everything." And then Yoda should have gone, "Now you're a Jedi. Now you're beyond the fear of failure. Now you're ready." That would have made it even cooler.


Um... if we can't have Bird do the sequel, maybe he can do the next round of Star Wars Special Editions? something tells me his additions would be slightly more welcome than making Greedo shoot first or "Jedi Rocks."

[Via Vulture]

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Taken a flamethrower to the Ewoks would have been better or at least cut out the dancing scenes.