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(Huffington Post)   Force is strong with dream `Star Wars' directors. Get ready for some lens flare   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 115
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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).

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THE FORCE, MOTHERfarkER, DO YOU HAVE FAITH IN IT!?!
 
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