Werner Herzog has never seen a “Star Wars” movie

Seen, not seen—only a Sith deals in absolutes.
Seen, not seen—only a Sith deals in absolutes.
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Werner Herzog, director and noted inquirer of Pokemon Go violence, has never seen a Star Wars movie.

Herzog admitted the fact to the Associated Press when talking about the upcoming The Mandalorian, a streaming series set in the Star Wars universe in which he will play “a character in whom you cannot trust.”

Of course, as Herzog sees it, he would need no knowledge of the Star Wars universe even if he were directing the series. After all, he has traveled on foot.

Let Herzog explain the connection:

“I know the heart of men. I know it because I have had fundamental experiences like traveling on foot. The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot. You’re unprotected and have to talk to people to ask them to fill your canister because there’s no creek for dozens of miles. You really learn what men are all about.”