Stephen Moffat and Star Wars could be a match made in heaven
Stephen Moffat was rumored to be sought after to write and possibly direct the final installment of the new Star Wars trilogy. His wife took to twitter and shot the down the rumor this morning. Moffat is the show runner for Dr. Who and Sherlock. They are probably two of the most popular television shows in the world. Dr. Who has amassed thousands of new loyal fans under his reign. Sherlock only has 3 episodes per series and every episode has gained new viewers through word of mouth. So why shouldn’t Disney should look at Stephen Moffat to write Star Wars movie?
His writing style is one of the best on television. He wrote the best Dr. Who episode called Blink in the show’s new series of episodes. Doctor Who and Sherlock trailers tease you enough to let you think you know how a episode or series finale will play out. Moffat cleverly writes a lot of twist and turns that leaves you guessing until the end. He could bring this talent to Star Wars. The man also an eye for talent. He cast Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Homles and Martin Freeman as Dr. Waston and both men have been nominated for an Emmy in every season that show aired. Matt Smith won BFTAs as his portrayal as the Doctor in Doctor Who. BFTA is the British equivalent for an Emmy. All three actors have become or are gaining momentum as a lead actor in Hollywood. There are a few problems standing in the way of the potential beneficial deal.
First, this is a rumor only. Rumor sometimes turn out to be turn. More importantly Stephen Moffat might not be able or want to write or direct Star Wars episode IX. His schedule consists around Doctor Who. He has over seen Doctor Who for 4 years. He hired a new Doctor, Peter Capaldi who will be the Doctor probably for the next 3 to 5 years. It would be 2019 by then and Star Wars Episode IX would come out the same year. He is also writes the Sherlock series which isn’t going anywhere. He is writing 2nd Adventures of TinTin movie which might come in 2016 to 2018ish as of right now. His plate is so full. Would he good for Star Wars?
Moffat would be an excellent choice for Star Wars. I hope he does get the chance to write the finale of the new trilogy. He is a very talented and creative man. I could see him writing a better movie than Return of the Jedi. All depends if he wants to do it and his schedule allows him to do it. This is also assuming that Disney wants him for the final installment of the new trilogy.
Side Note: Sherlock and Doctor Who are available on Netflix. He took over Doctor Who showrunner at the beginning of series 5. Blink trailer is at the bottom for anybody who is interested in this learning about Doctor Who or just watch it on Netflix. Watch Sherlock too on Netflix