Star Wars: Ridley Scott reveals why he would NEVER direct a movie in the saga

In fact, director Ridley Scott has explained why he would never take the lead  on one of LucasFilm’s projects.

The company has notoriously butted heads with several film-makers in recent years: Colin Trevorrow has been axed from Episode 9, and Phil Lord and Chris Miller were ushered out of Han Solo prequel Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Even Rogue One director Gareth Edwards was thought to have had clashes with Kathleen Kennedy, although he seems to be on good terms with the company.

Scott said: “I’m too dangerous for [Star Wars]. I know what I’m doing. 

“I think they like to be in control, and I like to be in control myself.

“When you get a guy who’s done a low-budget movie and you suddenly give him $180 million, it makes no sense whatsoever. It’s f**kin’ stupid. 

“You know what the reshoots cost? You can get me for my fee, which is heavy, but I’ll be under budget and on time.”

He added: “This is where experience does matter, it’s as simple as that! It can make you dull as dishwater, but if you’re really experienced and you know what you’re doing, it’s f**king essential.

“Grow into it, little by little. Start low-budget, get a little bit bigger, maybe after $20 million, you can go to $80. But don’t suddenly go to $160.”

JJ Abrams has returned to the fold to direct Episode 9 following Trevorrow’s departure, while Ron Howard took command of Solo.

Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, is out now.