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(Huffington Post)   Force is strong with dream `Star Wars' directors. Get ready for some lens flare   ( divider line
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2012-11-05 11:39:41 AM  
2 votes:
_ 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)
2012-11-06 12:53:49 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2012-11-05 06:47:59 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:34:44 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:59:54 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:47:29 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:29:31 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:20:01 PM  
1 vote:
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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 12:14:41 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:11:45 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:46:43 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:35:41 AM  
1 vote:
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...
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