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2012-11-05 08:37:40 AM  
Matthew Vaughn

I would really like to see that.
 
2012-11-05 11:33:22 AM  
No love for Michael Bay? Just imagine how awesome Shia LaBeouf would be as Han Solo.
 
2012-11-05 11:33:47 AM  
gorgview.com

/Oblig
 
2012-11-05 11:33:50 AM  
Cecil B. DeMille

The next film needs to be epic to help us forget the three prequels.
 
2012-11-05 11:35:41 AM  
I actually would love to see Guillermo Del Toro's take on the Star Wars Universe.

Nolan, Whedon and Jackson are goof choices also, but Del Toro sounds the most interesting to me.

Now, an anthology series with a short story each directed by (some of) the people on the list would be my dream project.

/Also, give me a Pixar co produced movie...
 
2012-11-05 11:36:47 AM  
fta:

he also revealed that the long-rumored Episodes VI, VII and IX were in the works

I'm guessing this is a typo, or one of use has forgotten how roman numerals work.
 
2012-11-05 11:36:52 AM  
I vote for Dan Schneider. That way we'll get lots of hot, young chicks in it.
 
2012-11-05 11:39:41 AM  
_ J.J. Abrams: Maybe

_ Joss Whedon: Yes

_ Brad Bird: Maybe

_ Jon Favreau: Yes

_ Christopher Nolan: Hell No (we already had a series with an emo biatch character)

_ Peter Jackson: Yes (with less slo motion)

_ David Fincher: No

_ Sam Mendes: No

_ Matt Reeves: No

_ Matthew Vaughn: Maybe

_ Mark Romanek: No

_ Kathryn Bigelow: No

_ Guillermo del Toro: Yes

_ Ben Affleck: Yes (as long as he can do action)
 
2012-11-05 11:45:27 AM  

pute kisses like a man: fta:

he also revealed that the long-rumored Episodes VI, VII and IX were in the works

I'm guessing this is a typo, or one of use has forgotten how roman numerals work.


I'm okay with them redoing VI (with much less Ewoks).
 
2012-11-05 11:46:06 AM  

Free Radical: _ J.J. Abrams: Maybe
_ Joss Whedon: Yes
_ Brad Bird: Maybe
_ Jon Favreau: Yes
_ Christopher Nolan: Hell No (we already had a series with an emo biatch character)
_ Peter Jackson: Yes (with less slo motion)
_ David Fincher: No
_ Sam Mendes: No
_ Matt Reeves: No
_ Matthew Vaughn: Maybe
_ Mark Romanek: No
_ Kathryn Bigelow: No
_ Guillermo del Toro: Yes
_ Ben Affleck: Yes (as long as he can do action)


You and I agree. I just wanted you to know
 
2012-11-05 11:46:43 AM  
There will be no risks. The movies will be directed by a committee of network suits. No artistic freedom will be given to anyone involved. The result will still be an improvement over the last batch
 
2012-11-05 11:47:42 AM  

Apos: [gorgview.com image 570x287]

/Oblig



That being said, I'm open to a JJA interpretation.
 
2012-11-05 11:53:22 AM  
If only Stanley Kubrick were still alive today, I would love to see him direct the rest of the Star Wars Franchise.

Having said that, I'm sure Stanley would give Uwe Boll his blessings from above to give the series the justice it once had.
 
2012-11-05 11:58:39 AM  
I'd prefer Peter Jackson as the executive producer - trust Weta Workshop to handle the universe-building, and even let him have plenty of input on the story. But getting someone else to direct and edit would really help, and help to divide the workload. And I think he'd be open to that. Jackson's movies are quite watchable. But they lack the urgency that would be needed for some of the action settings - especially space battles.

Whedon and Abrams are good choices when you want someone involved in every aspect, but who knows how well they would work with Jackson. From that list, my choices of director-but-not-producer would be Favreau and Vaughn.
 
2012-11-05 12:01:27 PM  
Ewe Boll
 
2012-11-05 12:03:32 PM  
As long as Jeremy Piven is flying the Aluminum Falcon I'm in.
 
2012-11-05 12:08:18 PM  
No one has said the obvious, so I will: perhaps it would do the franchise well to at least get a script first, before leaning toward a director.
 
2012-11-05 12:11:45 PM  

Lost Thought 00: There will be no risks. The movies will be directed by a committee of network suits. No artistic freedom will be given to anyone involved.



Right. Because 'Captain America', 'Thor', 'Avengers', and 'The Muppets' were all films by committee with zero creative liberty given to the directors.

People slammed Disney over the Marvel deal saying the exact same thing then. And they based their opinions on how Disney was back throughout the 90's. And granted, that time period does justify certain judgement people have about the house of Mouse. But back then, the accountants were effectively running things because of a series of incidents that left Disney without strong leadership: Wells dying in a helicopter crash, Eisner's heart attack that left him sidelined, Ovitz' mismanagement. With the accountants in charge, that's when creativity died and the rise of the straight to DVD sequel crap started.

Now though, Robert iger is in charge. Of all the major studio heads, he's the only one that realized that the film industry needs to change and adapt to the new era; he's talked seriously about day-and-date theatrical, DVD, and internet released instead of running around screaming 'ZOMGWTFBBQ! PIRATE HAXORZ! SHUT DOWN THE WEBZ!' Also, John Lassiter is the creative head of Disney now. And Lassiter's first commandment after gaining that position was cancelling the straight to DVD sequel factory.

In closing, I'll just leave this here Mild NSFW language, otherwise I would have posted the image
 
2012-11-05 12:12:27 PM  
It will be Neill Blomkamp. Mark it down.
 
2012-11-05 12:12:40 PM  
I'd still like to see Kevin Smith come out of left field and do one. Who doesn't want to see Jay and Silent Bob as rogue spice smugglers hanging out in a outer rim space port?
 
2012-11-05 12:14:03 PM  

pute kisses like a man: fta:

he also revealed that the long-rumored Episodes VI, VII and IX were in the works

I'm guessing this is a typo, or one of use has forgotten how roman numerals work.


It would be nice if they skipped one. The concept of Star Wars worked well that way
 
2012-11-05 12:14:41 PM  
no love for Tarantino?


Luke: Want some Tauntaun?

Han: No, man. I don't eat Tauntaun.

Luke: Are you Hothian?

Han: Nah, I ain't Hothian. I just don't dig on Tauntaun, that's all.

Luke: Why not?

Han: Tauntaun are filthy animals. I don't eat filthy animals.

Luke: Yeah, but tauntaun bacon tastes good. Tauntaun pork chops taste good.

Han: Hey, Gamorrean guards may taste like Princess Leia's pussy, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy motherfarkers. Tauntauns sleep and root in shiat. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eatin' nothing that ain't got sense enough to disregard its own feces.

Luke: How about a Jawa? Jawa eats its own feces.

Han: I don't eat Jawa either.

Luke: Yeah, but do you consider a Jawa to be a filthy animal?

Han: I wouldn't go so far as to call a Jawa filthy, but they're definitely dirty. But, a Jawa's got personality. Personality goes a long way.

Luke: Ah, so by that rationale, if a Tauntaun had a better personality, he would cease to be a filthy animal. Is that true?

Han: Well, we'd have to be talkin' about one charming motherfarking Tauntaun. I mean, he'd have to be ten times more charming than that Salacious Crumb on Tattooine, you know what I'm saying?

Luke: [laughing] That's good.

/as i said in last week's "dream star wars director" thread.
 
2012-11-05 12:18:16 PM  

rickythepenguin: no love for Tarantino?


Luke: Want some Tauntaun?

Han: No, man. I don't eat Tauntaun.

Luke: Are you Hothian?

Han: Nah, I ain't Hothian. I just don't dig on Tauntaun, that's all.

Luke: Why not?

Han: Tauntaun are filthy animals. I don't eat filthy animals.

Luke: Yeah, but tauntaun bacon tastes good. Tauntaun pork chops taste good.

Han: Hey, Gamorrean guards may taste like Princess Leia's pussy, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy motherfarkers. Tauntauns sleep and root in shiat. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eatin' nothing that ain't got sense enough to disregard its own feces.

Luke: How about a Jawa? Jawa eats its own feces.

Han: I don't eat Jawa either.

Luke: Yeah, but do you consider a Jawa to be a filthy animal?

Han: I wouldn't go so far as to call a Jawa filthy, but they're definitely dirty. But, a Jawa's got personality. Personality goes a long way.

Luke: Ah, so by that rationale, if a Tauntaun had a better personality, he would cease to be a filthy animal. Is that true?

Han: Well, we'd have to be talkin' about one charming motherfarking Tauntaun. I mean, he'd have to be ten times more charming than that Salacious Crumb on Tattooine, you know what I'm saying?

Luke: [laughing] That's good.

/as i said in last week's "dream star wars director" thread.


i think i'd watch this version.
 
2012-11-05 12:18:21 PM  
As much as I've liked a lot of what Christopher Nolan has done, I don't have any desire to see him take on Star Wars. It would be kind of awesome to see Michael Caine play Obi-Wan, but I don't have any desire to see Christian Bale as Han Solo or Tom Hardy as Darth Vader. Of course in Nolan's Star Wars, he wouldn't actually be called Darth Vader. He wouldn't act like Darth Vader and he would probably have an odd accent (Australian maybe?) that really doesn't add anything to the character. But he would dress in black and force choke the shiat out of people so you would know it was him.

I don't really see any good coming out of continuing the story of the six movies, other than possibly seeing Harrison Ford loading down the smuggling compartments of the Millennium Falcon with Ensure for him and Jenny Craig for Leia. Since Lucas has claimed the series was written to show the fall and redemption of Darth Vader, I don't see any logical way to continue a story for three movies when the main character isn't around any more.

I think the only way to continue making Star Wars movies is to tell new stories set in the same world. The past has been covered by Bioware games pretty well as far as I've heard, but what about exploring stories set thousands of years in the future? Any record of Luke or Vader or any other jedi has been lost over the years and they are now considered myths or legends and no one knows for sure whether they ever existed or not. Maybe they even became so strong in the force, they are gods now and they influence the story without actually being main characters.

/I don't know what the hell I'm talking about
//Sorry about the tl;dr
 
2012-11-05 12:20:01 PM  
img.photobucket.com

This just in. The studio announced that Zack Synder is the director. Here is a pic that I managed to recover that will be in the next movie poster
 
2012-11-05 12:23:32 PM  
Uwe Boll
 
2012-11-05 12:24:17 PM  

rickythepenguin: no love for Tarantino?


Funny enough, Dark Horse comics already did the 'Pulp Fiction' diner scene shortly after Episode 2. Yoda and Mace Windu talking about Anakin in the diner that Obi Wan visited and it gets held up by some thieves.

Also. Tarintino and Lucas are like two haves of an incredible director. Lucas creates huge, sweeping, engaging epics, but fails when it comes down to the individual scene details and dialogue. Tarantino creates some of the most awesomely intense, incredible dialogue-driven scenes, but can't connect them all in a cohesive narrative to save his life.
 
2012-11-05 12:28:20 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Dark Horse comics already did the 'Pulp Fiction' diner scene shortly after Episode 2. Yoda and Mace Windu talking about Anakin in the diner that Obi Wan visited and it gets held up by some thieves.


huh. don't "do" comic books. but yeah, we had this thread last week and for awhile, we started thwroing various pulp fiction / kill bill / rez dogs quotes but in star wars universe.
 
2012-11-05 12:28:44 PM  

Gunderson: [img.photobucket.com image 500x537]

This just in. The studio announced that Zack Synder is the director. Here is a pic that I managed to recover that will be in the next movie poster


THIS IS TATOOINE!
[Kicks a Jawa into the Sarlac pit]
 
2012-11-05 12:29:31 PM  
hmm... Baysplosions? With a script written by that person who writes twilight? Skywalker Sparkles!!! Let Seth Rogen command the Millenium Falcon. Let LaBeef play a jedi master and have Woody Allen bring it all together. Voila... MASTERPIECE!!

Oh and I see Dane Cook in there somwhere as well...
 
2012-11-05 12:29:38 PM  
Coppola.
 
2012-11-05 12:35:04 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Oh and I see Dane Cook in there somwhere as well...



I'm Han Solo! *jumps* I'm Han Solo! I'm Han Solo and I drive the Millenium Falcon! *crouch*

*arches eyebrow*

Jabba the Hutt wants to kill me! I'm Han Solo! *runs across stage* I'm Han Solo and I'm a smuggler! I made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs! It went like this: *runs around in circle on stage* one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven DONE! My best friend is a Wookie! I'm Han Solo! *spins in circle* I'm Han Solo!
 
2012-11-05 12:35:14 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: hmm... Baysplosions? With a script written by that person who writes twilight? Skywalker Sparkles!!! Let Seth Rogen command the Millenium Falcon. Let LaBeef play a jedi master and have Woody Allen bring it all together. Voila... MASTERPIECE!!

Oh and I see Dane Cook in there somwhere as well...


Can we work in the Black Eyed Peas at all? Maybe a musical dance number?
 
2012-11-05 12:36:13 PM  
My #1 top choice is Brad Bird. Let him cut his teeth on one more live action movie first, then give him a free hand in the Star Wars universe.
 
2012-11-05 12:36:30 PM  

cgraves67: I'd still like to see Kevin Smith come out of left field and do one. Who doesn't want to see Jay and Silent Bob as rogue spice smugglers hanging out in a outer rim space port?


I don't.

Also, can we take a break on the "dream director" submissions since it seems like every website is throwing one out there now?
 
2012-11-05 12:38:14 PM  
I don't care. The guy who has been directing those Activia commercials would of done a hell of a lot better job directing the prequels than Lucas.
 
2012-11-05 12:40:44 PM  

Detinwolf: Representative of the unwashed masses: hmm... Baysplosions? With a script written by that person who writes twilight? Skywalker Sparkles!!! Let Seth Rogen command the Millenium Falcon. Let LaBeef play a jedi master and have Woody Allen bring it all together. Voila... MASTERPIECE!!

Oh and I see Dane Cook in there somwhere as well...

Can we work in the Black Eyed Peas at all? Maybe a musical dance number?


Going to have to veto the Peas... But will accept a Bieber number. Or perhaps an Ewok Gangham Style dance number? Oh and we need a female lead... Miley Cyrus anyone?
 
2012-11-05 12:40:44 PM  

cgraves67: I'd still like to see Kevin Smith come out of left field and do one. Who doesn't want to see Jay and Silent Bob as rogue spice smugglers hanging out in a outer rim space port?


Kevin Smith is an overrated director and writer who has been milking his only real hit since 1994. Keep him the hell away anything remotely relevant.

/he still makes money by virtue of all the hipsters who obsess over him and his low production costs
 
2012-11-05 12:42:53 PM  

mpfjr: Coppola.


Francis or Sofia?
 
2012-11-05 12:45:02 PM  
This list is missing Genndy Tartakovsky who has already demonstrated he can direct Star Wars. (And in some ways, the Clone Wars original cartoon was superior to the prequels...)
 
2012-11-05 12:46:23 PM  

Free Radical: _ J.J. Abrams: Maybe

_ Joss Whedon: Yes

_ Brad Bird: Maybe

_ Jon Favreau: Yes

_ Christopher Nolan: Hell No (we already had a series with an emo biatch character)

_ Peter Jackson: Yes (with less slo motion)

_ David Fincher: No

_ Sam Mendes: No

_ Matt Reeves: No

_ Matthew Vaughn: Maybe

_ Mark Romanek: No

_ Kathryn Bigelow: No

_ Guillermo del Toro: Yes

_ Ben Affleck: Yes (as long as he can do action)


Wow, almost spot on what I would have said. Only exception would be I have more love for Nolan than you I guess.
 
2012-11-05 12:47:13 PM  
It's going to be Neil Blomkamp. After he releases Elysium this spring after writing/directing District 9, he's going to be the "the next Joss Whedon".
 
2012-11-05 12:47:15 PM  

cgraves67: I'd still like to see Kevin Smith come out of left field and do one. Who doesn't want to see Jay and Silent Bob as rogue spice smugglers hanging out in a outer rim space port?



It's been done (nsfw language)
 
2012-11-05 12:47:29 PM  
how about edgar wright? he can collaborate on the screen play with simon pegg. they love 'star wars' more than their own mothers. along with a good action choreographer, i think they would make a bad-ass star wars picture.
needless to say, just let the nerds that have been all up ons the 'clone wars' and the next 'star wars' movies will be great.
 
2012-11-05 12:49:01 PM  

gingerjet: Kevin Smith is an overrated director and writer who has been milking his only real hit since 1994. Keep him the hell away anything remotely relevant.



yeah, but did you see that one Kevin Smith movie that was at its core, about how friendships can endure? that how on the outside, it might look like they two principals are enemies but deep down, they really care for each other?
 
2012-11-05 12:51:40 PM  

gingerjet: cgraves67: I'd still like to see Kevin Smith come out of left field and do one. Who doesn't want to see Jay and Silent Bob as rogue spice smugglers hanging out in a outer rim space port?

Kevin Smith is an overrated director and writer who has been milking his only real hit since 1994. Keep him the hell away anything remotely relevant.

/he still makes money by virtue of all the hipsters who obsess over him and his low production costs


Is that better or worse that milking an only real hit from the late 70's and making money from nerds who obsess over the minutiae of a made up system of magic in an otherwise sci-fi setting?
 
2012-11-05 12:51:46 PM  

InmanRoshi: It's going to be Neil Blomkamp. After he releases Elysium this spring after writing/directing District 9, he's going to be the "the next Joss Whedon".


I have no problems with this.
 
2012-11-05 12:52:26 PM  
I haven't seen anyone mention Terry Gilliam yet.

I'll admit there are probably reasons for that. It isn't like he's adverse to science fiction ("Brazil", "12 Monkeys"), but obviously "Star Wars" is a different kind of film.

The biggest question in my mind is: would he be willing to work for hire in some other person's universe ("Brothers Grimm", anyone?) or would he turn down the offer in order to work on his own projects?
 
2012-11-05 12:59:54 PM  

cgraves67: Is that better or worse that milking an only real hit from the late 70's and making money from nerds who obsess over the minutiae of a made up system of magic in an otherwise sci-fi setting?


For all the crap he gets for the prequels (and deservedly so) Lucas has contributed a lot to the world of filmmaking, and to the world in general. LucasArts has been a pioneer in the advancement of special effects for decades. The incredible things we can do these days are a direct result of contributions from Lucas and his team. Add to that the 4 Billion dollars he's giving to charity.

Kevin Smith makes fun of other directors and has a show about comic book guys.
 
2012-11-05 01:01:49 PM  
I've said it before, and I will say it again: Kenneth Branagh.

Great director who will bring some seriousness back to the franchise, but who can do sci-fi with some humor, too. Look what he did with Thor.

Why is his name not popping up more?
 
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