Here’s something Star Wars related that we’ve never heard before. Apparently George Lucas thought about not directing the prequels.
During an interview on Josh Horowitz’ Happy Sad Confused podcast. ‘In The Heart of the Sea’ director Ron Howard, revealed that he was offered an opportunity to direct ‘Star Wars: Episode One.’ Kind of surprising to hear since people’s perception of Lucas is that he wants absolute control of those films. But that’s not all, Howard also added that Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg where Lucas’ first two choices.
You can listen to the podcast and interview below.