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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?
 
2012-11-05 01:02:41 PM

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


there was solid action in the town (an excellent car chase and the shoot out at fenway.) My bigger worry is CGI with someone like affleck. still, he's shown first that he is a good director with gone baby gone and the town, and argo proves he can do something other than boston based crime movies, so who knows
 
2012-11-05 01:05:46 PM

ConConHead: 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...)


Excellent choice. And SW: The Clone Wars is superior in every way.
 
2012-11-05 01:14:38 PM

Unauthorized Bratwurst: I haven't seen anyone mention Terry Gilliam yet.


I'm in!
 
2012-11-05 01:15:40 PM
Come on, you know we're going to end up with Ratner, Singer, or the bad Anderson.
 
2012-11-05 01:16:17 PM

Apos: ConConHead: 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...)

Excellent choice. And SW: The Clone Wars is superior in every way.




For the first two seasons, I would say no. (but that series has improved a great deal recently.)

/ want to see more of Asajj Ventress, that character is great...
 
2012-11-05 01:16:24 PM
As long as they keep Bryan Singer away from it I'm cool
 
2012-11-05 01:16:48 PM

HoleChicken: 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?


Because people will expect Shakespeare out of it.

/Alas, poor Vader, I knew him well
 
2012-11-05 01:18:19 PM
Werner Herzog

Klaus Kinski would've made a great Luke.
 
2012-11-05 01:18:43 PM
I haven't seen anybody mention the Coen Brothers yet... not that I'd know what to expect there...

/The Force abides, dude
 
2012-11-05 01:21:38 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: 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?


Only if we can have her in the slave Leia outfit, and/or the white half shirt outfit Amidala wore on Geonosis in the pit.

Yeah, I went there...and no, I wasnt kidding. Rather have Miley than Dane Cook.
 
2012-11-05 01:28:38 PM

pyr8bwoy: 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.


Depends on how out of love Edgar is with Star Wars still. Simon went on to do the voice of Dengar in Clone Wars, but I think Edgar is still too heartbroken. Watch all of Spaced Season 1, then the first episode of Season 2. The love lost after Phantom menace is obvious.
 
2012-11-05 01:38:01 PM
BRAD F'N BIRD.

He's done the Incredibles, GOOD Simpsons, and a good M:I film. Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action. That's Star Wars. He can handle it.
 
2012-11-05 01:42:27 PM

cgraves67: 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?


Exactly. While I don't want a Smith-directed Star Wars film, he's never shown he can do well in a sci-fi setting (and when given it in comic books, it turns mystical and honestly, lame) I'd love his input on it. Again, with Brad Bird directing.
 
2012-11-05 01:46:25 PM
Get David Cronenberg to do it. Then we can have a film about an emotionally-distant Jedi with a strange sex life.
 
2012-11-05 01:50:36 PM
Sam Rami w/ Bill Pope as DP
 
2012-11-05 01:57:01 PM

Apos: ConConHead: 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...)

Excellent choice. And SW: The Clone Wars is superior in every way.


I agree. I posted in another thread that they should use the director of the Mortis stories and the 1st episode of the new season (same director). Those were some awesome and dark episodes.
 
2012-11-05 02:02:55 PM

Free Radical:

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


Yeah Star Wars already had Anakin and Luke Skywalker. We don't need another.

_ JJ Abrams: OH HELL NO. If he directs or have any part in making Star Wars, expect me not to go and watch the movie.

He lost me at Lost
Fringe is a blatant rip off of X-Files. Watched the entire first season of Fringe, hated it.
Star Trek: A Generic Space Movie, at least it is better than the TNG movies. But Shatner's ego and the Motion Picture is better.
Cloverfield is just Godzilla with a shaky cam.
Super 8(2011) is a blatant rip off of "Son of Rambow"(2007). If you remove the kids it becomes another Syfy craptacular original. I believe they added the incompetent military and the alien after someone mentioned "Son of Rambow".

A reminder. Just because something is popular it does not mean high quality.
 
2012-11-05 02:07:27 PM
James Cameron is the only one who could take this franchise into action and visuals that would make everyone forget even the original trilogy. He could bring his Avatar characters into the Star Wars fold! It's gold I tell you!
 
2012-11-05 02:24:19 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 wrote one of the worst endings to a pretty good movie that I have ever seen (Chasing Amy).

However, I will vote for Kevin if he plays Jabba the Hut: The Younger, Bipedal Years.
 
2012-11-05 02:30:52 PM
Uwe Boll. Hands down.
And it'll be cheap!
 
2012-11-05 02:36:33 PM

Birnone: James Cameron is the only one who could take this franchise into action and visuals that would make everyone forget even the original trilogy. He could bring his Avatar characters into the Star Wars fold! It's gold I tell you!


And Cameron is a control freak who writes some of the worst dialogue ever, so it would be a fantastic continuation of episodes I-III
 
2012-11-05 02:43:23 PM
We never got a Spielberg movie. Thirty years late but I bet he's spent more than a few minutes in his life envisioning what to do with the franchise. I assume he can ignore his dreamworks contract unilaterally.
 
2012-11-05 02:54:38 PM
Joss Whedon

NO

Maybe for a Star Wars TV series but the photography of The Avengers was workmanlike at best. The great shots were done at ILM.

Also fark no to a 1.78 aspect ratio: STAR WARS is 'scope. Even the Clone Wars cartoon is 2.35
 
2012-11-05 02:57:17 PM
Shia LaBeouf.

Think about it.
 
2012-11-05 03:02:38 PM
Spielberg. He's wanted to do it since before most of the folks on the list were born but Lucas has continually cockblocked him.
 
2012-11-05 03:04:05 PM

Freschel: Fringe is a blatant rip off of X-Files. Watched the entire first season of Fringe, hated it.

 

Fringe started as an X-Files "replacement", but as the seasons went on it definitely became its own thing. Admittedly the story is a bit of a mess, but at least John Noble is great, and they've gone down a route that no show has ever traveled before. I'll personally miss it once it's gone. Besides, what other sci-fi do we have on TV nowadays?
 
2012-11-05 03:17:54 PM
Lots of bad suggestions in this thread. I'd say the number one thing I'd look for on a director's resume for this is if they can handle an epic. Probably wouldn't happen but my pick would be Cameron with someone else writing it.
 
2012-11-05 03:21:45 PM
Tyler Perry presents Tyler Perry in Tyler Perry's Star Wars featuring Tyler Perry.
 
2012-11-05 04:00:45 PM
Kenneth Brannagh and the rest can go do one imo...any SW film needs it's dignity wrenched out of the quick sand pit of shiat that were those last three films...watch "Shakleton" and "Thor" and join me in a rousing chorus of "Amirite?"
 
2012-11-05 04:06:59 PM
John Waters
 
2012-11-05 04:18:14 PM
Martin Scorsese.

That said, good writers are 10x more important than a good director.
 
2012-11-05 04:33:34 PM

NewWorldDan: Martin Scorsese.



that would just mean playing "Gimme Shelter" over every shot of the Empire's fleet or shots of the Death Star.
 
2012-11-05 04:34:44 PM
These lists keep recycling the same names.

JJ Abrams will not be the director of both Star Trek AND Star Wars. Period.

Christopher Nolan Is not going to jump into another Major Franchise this soon after Batman. Maybe ever. Dude has Carte Blanche for at least 5 years.

Jon Faverau will not be handed something this big After Cowboys and Aliens.

Peter Jackson is tied to the Hobbit Until at least Christmas 2014. Unless they plan to film, edit, and promote Episode 7 in 6 months.

Whedon will be releasing Avengers 2 pretty much right at the same time this is slotted to come out. Occupied.

Fincher and Mendes are unlikely to jump into something with this much studio control at this point in their careers.

I will be pretty surprised if its not Brad Bird to be honest. Otherwise this list is basically "A list of popular directors with no research into whether or not any of them are actually available"
 
2012-11-05 04:43:08 PM
Where's wil?

WIL!!!

Want a directing debut?
 
2012-11-05 05:16:00 PM

laserhan: I will be pretty surprised if its not Brad Bird to be honest. Otherwise this list is basically "A list of popular directors with no research into whether or not any of them are actually available"


Bryan Singer, book it.

/lolz
 
2012-11-05 05:19:00 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)


Affleck? Why?
 
2012-11-05 05:27:55 PM

Unauthorized Bratwurst: I haven't seen anyone mention Terry Gilliam yet.


I'd rather bet on Ken Loach or Andrea Arnold getting the job.
 
2012-11-05 05:33:07 PM

Free Radical: laserhan: I will be pretty surprised if its not Brad Bird to be honest. Otherwise this list is basically "A list of popular directors with no research into whether or not any of them are actually available"

Bryan Singer, book it.

/lolz


Busy with Days of Future Past.

Although.. this MIGHT explain why Matthew Vaughan dropped out...

/I know you were joking.
//Dont get the Bryan Singer hate.
 
2012-11-05 05:34:53 PM
I'd like to see John Waters write the screenplay for David Lynch to direct.
 
2012-11-05 05:34:57 PM

Blathering Idjut: Spielberg. He's wanted to do it since before most of the folks on the list were born but Lucas has continually cockblocked him.


I think this would have the added bonus of Spielberg having the incentive of going the extra mile to show off professionally. Not necessarily antagonistically, but I'd bet he'd make it some of his best work ever.

/EVARS!
 
2012-11-05 05:39:21 PM

born_yesterday: Blathering Idjut: Spielberg. He's wanted to do it since before most of the folks on the list were born but Lucas has continually cockblocked him.

I think this would have the added bonus of Spielberg having the incentive of going the extra mile to show off professionally. Not necessarily antagonistically, but I'd bet he'd make it some of his best work ever.

/EVARS!


Spielberg owns dreamworks. He isnt directing a Disney movie.
 
2012-11-05 05:44:04 PM
Once you hit puberty, Star Wars is pretty gay.

Sad how many nerds cling to a poorly plotted fantasy.
 
2012-11-05 05:46:16 PM

Blathering Idjut: Spielberg. He's wanted to do it since before most of the folks on the list were born but Lucas has continually cockblocked him.


There are rumors (actually confirmed in an interview with Lucas) that Spielberg directed one or more scenes of Ep. III.
 
2012-11-05 05:50:30 PM

browntimmy: Lots of bad suggestions in this thread. I'd say the number one thing I'd look for on a director's resume for this is if they can handle an epic. Probably wouldn't happen but my pick would be Cameron with someone else writing it.


Basing the director on based on whether they'll make it "epic" is a sure fire way to get a bloated piece of shiat like the last 3 movies. Joss Whedon didn't have any experience making "epics". Don't worry about making Dances With Wolves with lightsabers, just make a farking good, tight 100 minute movie.
 
2012-11-05 05:58:41 PM
Del Toro or Whedon, yes. Contrary to many here, though, I absolutely do NOT want to see Peter Jackson direct these movies.
 
2012-11-05 06:09:18 PM
 
2012-11-05 06:20:19 PM
Seriously. Will NOT be Whedon. No chance in Hell. Hes Doing Avengers 2. Which is scheduled to come out the same summer. They arent going to Delay the 4th highest Grossing Franchise of all time so they can do the Third. Not when they can do both.
 
2012-11-05 06:47:59 PM
I like the idea of Kenneth Brannagh. I'm surprised he hadn't been mentioned before this thread. He'd certainly know how to work with the actors (it's hardly Star Wars unless the cast is stuffed with a bunch of British actors with formal Shakespearean training), and the storyline of the original trilogy is quite Shakespearean to begin with. Plus, he's demonstrated on several occasions he can work with SFX and CGI (Thor, the Frankenstein he did years ago).

I can actually really see that working.
 
2012-11-05 06:56:46 PM

InmanRoshi: browntimmy: Lots of bad suggestions in this thread. I'd say the number one thing I'd look for on a director's resume for this is if they can handle an epic. Probably wouldn't happen but my pick would be Cameron with someone else writing it.

Basing the director on based on whether they'll make it "epic" is a sure fire way to get a bloated piece of shiat like the last 3 movies. Joss Whedon didn't have any experience making "epics". Don't worry about making Dances With Wolves with lightsabers, just make a farking good, tight 100 minute movie.


I don't see Avengers as epic, just a fun movie with some jokes and explosions. And I blame Lucas and his yes men for the prequels' quality, not the fact that they tried to tell a big story. I'm not a big Star Wars geek, but I still think it deserves more than just to be a fun but forgettable movie.
 
2012-11-05 07:20:44 PM
List fails without Quentin Tarantino:

Use the motherfarking force motherfarker!

I'm yo' father, biatch!

It's the lightsaber that says "BAD MOTHERfarkER" on it (actually did that for SLJ's Jedi saber).

1.bp.blogspot.com
THE FORCE, MOTHERfarkER, DO YOU HAVE FAITH IN IT!?!
 
2012-11-05 07:21:34 PM

beta_plus: List fails without Quentin Tarantino:

Use the motherfarking force motherfarker!

I'm yo' father, biatch!

It's the lightsaber that says "BAD MOTHERfarkER" on it (actually did that for SLJ's Jedi saber).

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 640x312]
THE FORCE, MOTHERfarkER, DO YOU HAVE FAITH IN IT!?!


Damn, filter capitalization pwned.
 
2012-11-05 07:25:11 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: Apos: ConConHead: 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...)

Excellent choice. And SW: The Clone Wars is superior in every way.

For the first two seasons, I would say no. (but that series has improved a great deal recently.)

/ want to see more of Asajj Ventress, that character is great...


I think people may be getting their Clone Wars series mixed up. The OP was talking about this one:

media.sfx.co.uk

Not this one:

www.artstormfineart.com

I think.
 
2012-11-05 07:50:52 PM
What about Kevin Smith - great director... Lives Star Wars
 
2012-11-05 07:53:39 PM
I remember back in the 90s, people thought Kenneth Branagh would play Obi-Wan.
 
2012-11-05 08:03:11 PM
Whedon - No. One smash, but fear of it getting to Joss-y.
Abrahams - Absolutely not. Has no respect for source material.
Spielberg - Sure
Yates - Sure, he's good at handling other people's property
Nolan - Too dark
Smith - No, he's not a director anymore. Love his movies, but he doesn't have the chops to helm a $20 million movie, much less a $120 million dollar one.
Tarantino - Absolutely not. Isn't a good match for SW.

Pretty much everyone on people's dream list is wrong (to me) because there style would not mesh well with the existing universe. One of the reasons I hated the one Harry Potter that everyone says is the best one, it sticks out like a sore thumb compared to the others and feels like the odd one out.

Honestly the best choice is to find more of a journeyman director.
 
2012-11-05 08:05:49 PM
What about...

George Lucas?
 
2012-11-05 09:04:40 PM
Harrison Ford not saying no yet.
/He can imagine quite a bit.
 
2012-11-05 09:09:54 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. The result will still be an improvement over the last batch


you are a funny funny person...

oh...so it's another holiday special?

for someone proffering their prognostication as gospel , your nomenclature is terribly flawed...

/nomenclature
 
2012-11-05 09:55:39 PM
Submitter is a boring, unoriginal dick.
 
2012-11-05 10:42:15 PM

Nem Wan: Harrison Ford not saying no yet.
/He can imagine quite a bit.


That's a good article. Christ, that's some guest list at the Empire 30th charity event.
 
2012-11-05 11:00:02 PM
hahaha just think t about this Disney owns Lucas films. Lucas films made Howard the duck. Now one can see what Daisy Duck's tits looks like without going rule 34. 

Link
 
2012-11-05 11:15:54 PM

invictus2: hahaha just think t about this Disney owns Lucas films. Lucas films made Howard the duck. Now one can see what Daisy Duck's tits looks like without going rule 34. 

Link


I have the weirdest boner.
 
2012-11-06 06:44:18 AM
I dropped suggestion in one of the smaller threads on this topic:

Takashi Miike (13 Assassins)

We know he can do epic action and Star Wars has a pretty good basis on samurai movies. Won't happen because he's a foreign director, but I can dream, can't I?
 
2012-11-06 10:56:51 AM

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.


Bocce, m**********r, do you speak it?
 
2012-11-06 12:53:49 PM
I'd also like to see them get some of the creative team that did KotOR I and II to help out. II ended up crappy on release because they rushed it out, but both had some fantastic story elements.
 
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