Rian Johnson is a big shot these days, now that he’s the man in charge of Star Wars: Episode VIII, the dream job of every writer/director of his generation. Mark Ruffalo worked with Johnson when he was still and up-and-comer on his second feature, The Brothers Bloom. Ruffalo told us at TIFF that they rekindled their relationship recently because he “desperately” wants to join Johnson in his Star Wars adventure. Ruffalo said he sent an e-mail to Johnson that read:
“Rian, congratulations on everything you’ve been doing. And by the way, if there’s a part in Star Wars, please, anything, please consider considering me to join you.”
Hit the jump for everything Ruffalo had to say about Star Wars, as well as his passion for motion capture and how the two opportunities could intersect.