“You know if he wants to see it, I would show it to him. I’m trying to get George to make a feature based on Boba Fett. I would like to, it would be a lot of fun.” — Joe Johnston, director of the upcoming Captain America, on his desire to get George Lucas to let him direct a Star Wars movie.
Johnston is a fairly solid and reliable director, but well short of being considered an auteur. Still, he has an impressive resume that includes The Rocketeer, Jumanji, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, October Sky, Hidalgo and The Wolfman. He worked as designer and visual effects art director for the first three “Star Wars” movies, where he created the designs for, among other things, the Millennium Falcon, The X-wing fighters, the Y-wing fighters, the Imperial snow walkers, Yoda and the full-grown Boba Fett.