Watch Wes Anderson’s Star Wars: Episode VII

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
Nov. 9 2012 12:03 PM

Wes Anderson’s Star Wars: Episode VII

wesandersonstarwars
A still from Conan

Brow Beat is on record against the hiring of Christopher Nolan to direct Star Wars: Episode VII, despite his obvious talents. But what about Wes Anderson? Perhaps tackling an epic franchise set in a galaxy far away would broaden his scope, and he would bring a new, unexpectedly emotional and yet lighthearted touch to the occasionally wooden sci-fi series.

OK, it’s a terrible idea that will never happen. But this imagining of it, courtesy of Conan, is pretty fun. And at least Han shoots first.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.