22 Jun 2016 5:03 AM +00:00 UTC

Steven Spielberg Vows To Never Direct A Star Wars Film

Steven Spielberg may be a fan of the Star Wars franchise, but the legendary director said that he will never direct a Star Wars film.

At a press event for his upcoming film The BFG, Spielberg said that it's just not his genre. "It's certainly my buddy's, the Thomas Edison of science fiction, George Lucas, who created the entire series," the director said, as reported by the Nuke the fridge "But that was never for me. I'm just a fan; I'm just with everybody else in the audience watching them."

While Spielberg may not be directly involved with any Star Wars film, the director reportedly discovered young Han Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich and suggested director J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars; The Force Awakens. It was also reported that George Lucas will be involved in Spielberg's Indiana Jones 5.

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Spielberg's next film, The BFG, is based on Roald Dahl's book of the same title, and it hits theaters on July 1.

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