So far, the episodes of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett that Bryce Dallas Howard directed have been well-received prompting fans' interest in having her helm a Star Wars movie. However, is she actually open to the opportunity of exploring the galaxy far, far away on the big screen if she ever gets asked?
Speaking with Gizmodo, Howard was directly asked if she is open to directing a Star Wars movie to which she simply responded, "Oh, my goodness. I think it would take someone asking me."
In addition, Howard was also asked if she was surprised that she directed an episode centering on Din Djarin in the middle of The Book of Boba Fett. "Oh, no. I mean, I absolutely loved that. [Producers] Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have been incredibly inclusive since the beginning. And so it’s something that they had talked about doing. And it was just so...it was great. I love Mando," she said.
It is great to hear from Howard herself that she would be open to directing a Star Wars movie if she ever gets asked since a lot of fans have been wanting to see her helm a feature film in the franchise based on her output in the three TV episodes that she directed so far. It's also a bonus that her father Ron Howard has directed a Star Wars film before with 2018's Solo so she has someone to approach if she ever wants to ask for advice.
It's hard to tell if Howard will actually get an opportunity to direct a Star Wars film soon. However, it helps that she already has a working relationship with Lucasfilm so she could be a candidate already for a potential job. Let's just wait and see if it will eventually come to fruition in the future.
The first two seasons of The Mandalorian and all episodes of The Book of Boba Fett are streaming on Disney+.