After Avengers: Age of Ultron 'broke' Joss Whedon as a filmmaker, he took time off from Hollywood in an effort to keep Trump out of the White House. He has yet to officially announce his next project as a director, instead having devoted time to Hillary Clinton's election campaign. That didn't pan out quite the way he planned, and now he is back. And he's made it known that he wouldn't mind taking on a Star Wars movie at some point in his already illustrious career. He beings with giving us a few tagline for the first-ever spin-off Rogue One.
Taking to Twitter, Joss Whedon has come up with a few one-liners to help sell the idea of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to the masses, who , judging from ticket pre-sales, are already on board. He takes a pro-feminist approach, rallying against those who hate seeing a female in the lead. Which, granted, really isn't that many people, since most are excited for the big screen arrival of Jyn Erso. His own favorite tagline is simple.
"I'm with her."
The her in question is Jyn Erso. She leads a rogue pack of Rebels to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The synopsis for Rogue One was basically spelled out in the opening crawl of A New Hope way back in 1977. And while it is a prequel, it truly stands on its own, with all-new characters never seen before in the Star Wars franchise. It is also bringing back old favorites like Darth Vader, Grand Moff Tarkin, Mon Mothma and one of the Rebel soldiers who dies in the first few minutes of the original. We're also rumored to get a Boba Fett cameo and perhaps our first glimpse at the new Han Solo played by Alden Ehrenreich.
Joss Whedon didn't stop at that first tagline. He also shared two others. Though, perhaps, the other two aren't as catchy. And they all have a pretty strong political bent. The second one is a throw back to Mos Eesley, 'A Rebellion Built on Angst and Bile'. The third and final Joss Whedon approved tagline for the movie is 'They Don't Save Alderan'.
Which, if you're young and haven't seen the original Star Wars movies yet, comes as kind of a big spoiler. Joss Whedon hasn't directed a movie since last summer's Avengers 2, which was quite the undertaking for the filmmaker, who had a slight falling out with Marvel Studios once all was said and done. He is now working on his next project, which is said to be a WWII horror movie. Not much has been revealed about the movie yet. And if a Star Wars spin-off comes his way that he wants to tackle, we're sure that will take precedence for the filmmaker.