Joss Whedon has discussed his hopes for the new Star Wars films. The director has said that he would have been interested in the job of directing Star Wars: Episode VII, had his commitments to The Avengers 2 not taken him out of the running. Asked by Digital Spy which original series characters he would want to see return in the new films, Whedon said that he would take a different approach. "You know, I wouldn’t go back, I’d go forward. I would want to create characters that would resonate the way that they did," he explained.