US movie director David Fincher speaks bWhen "Star Wars: Episode VII" was just a gleam in LucasFilm's eye, a slew of directors were rumored for the job. J.J. Abrams ended up winning that derby, but, oh, what could've been!

One of those "what if" scenarios that apparently was close to fruition is a David Fincher-directed "Episode VII." The master behind "Se7en," "Fight Club," and the new "Gone Girl" considered taking on the newest film in the iconic franchise.

In an interview with TotalFilm, Fincher admitted to talking to LucasFilm's president, Kathleen Kennedy. But he didn't "know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like."

Fincher worried about meeting the newly-merged studio's expectations. "If I said, 'I want to do something more like that,' then I'm sure the people paying for it would be like, 'No! You can't do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures!'" he aid.

Also, his ideas for the sequel were, hmm, shall we say unique?

"I always thought of 'Star Wars' as the story of two slaves [C-3PO and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters' folly, the ultimate folly of man," he explained. "I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it's kind of gone by 'Return Of The Jedi.'"

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