The Argo star said that he is looking forward to the sci-fi's next instalment, which was confirmed last month after Disney acquired Lucasfilm in a multi-billion dollar deal.
"It's very exciting that they're going to make more," he told MTV News. "There might be purists who are opposed to it, but I think it's a very cool thing and I'm excited to go see the movie.
"You're never going to be able to recapture the story that was the initial three, because it's so legendary and iconic. I don't know, I'm glad I don't have that job. It's a tough decision to make."
When asked about whether friend and Star Trek director JJ Abrams could helm the movie, Affleck responded: "JJ would kill it, he would crush it, but he would be great at anything.
"There are a lot of good directors out there. Naturally I would be inclined to get somebody who's great at telling stories."
The 40-year-old, who was speaking at GQ's Men of the Year event, went on to joke that he wouldn't be a good fit to oversee the picture.
"I'd be too busy worrying about how the action figures would look for each character to direct the actual movie," he quipped.
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Copyright: Rex Features Startraks Photo/Rex FeaturesStar Wars Episode VII has allegedly narrowed down the field of potential directors to just two.
Kick-Ass's Matthew Vaughn, Captain America's Joe Johnston, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol's Brad Bird, and Safety Not Guaranteed's Colin Trevorrow are among the directors who have been linked to the job.
Abrams however has appeared to rule himself out of the running, admitting that it would be a "burden".
He explained: "I was never a big Star Trek fan growing up, so for me, working on Star Trek didn't have any of that, you know, almost fatal sacrilege, and so, I am looking forward more than anyone to the next iterations of Star Wars, but I believe I will be going as a paying moviegoer!"
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