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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2012 12:11 p.m. PST

"…Oscar-winning writer Michael Arndt was named earlier this month as the man who would pen Star Wars: Episode VII, but who will bring that script to life? No director has been announced, although reporters have been asking everyone from J.J. Abrams to Guillermo Del Toro if they'd be willing to tackle the big gig.

Most of the directors have expressed excitement about the project but few have said whether they've actually been approached about participating. Rumors about who is and isn't in talks to pick up the reins – as well as wish lists from blogs the world over – are all over the internet. But now that producer Frank Marshall, husband of Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy, has told MTV that the crop of prospective helmers has been narrowed down, we figured it couldn't hurt to suss out where our favorite directors are and what their chances are (or should be) for getting to run the Empire…
Full article here.

My vote goes for Guillermo.

And yours?


Little Big Wars Inactive Member17 Nov 2012 12:27 p.m. PST

del Toro is definitely my favorite… all his stuff is good.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2012 12:38 p.m. PST

Brad Bird or Joe Johnston top my list.

Whoever it is, they need to remember that Star Wars is a twelve-year-old's fantasy world. It's all about adventure, excitement and fun. It's not about grit and violence and gore; save that for something else. No moralizing, no political posturing, no lecturing— none of that film-school crap. Just pure, unadulterated fun. Big themes— good vs. evil, freedom, redemption— go right ahead; that's been there from the beginning. But just remember that it's supposed to be a fun time at the movies, for anyone and everyone. If they can remember that, they'll be fine.

Pijlie Inactive Member17 Nov 2012 2:47 p.m. PST

By now the idea of 13 Star Wars sequels does not seem too far-fetched….

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2012 3:12 p.m. PST

Too late for Sam Peckinpah…

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Nov 2012 6:53 p.m. PST

I'd like to see a Star Wars movie by Tarantino. That would be a fun movie.

CzarBLood Inactive Member17 Nov 2012 9:51 p.m. PST

QT Film….Mynocks on a YT1300 light freighter

basileus66 Inactive Member18 Nov 2012 2:06 p.m. PST

J.J Abrams. He knows how to do fun, uncomplicated movies.

dsfrank Inactive Member18 Nov 2012 10:15 p.m. PST

my vote would be for Joss Whedon

richarDISNEY Inactive Member19 Nov 2012 9:04 a.m. PST

Uwe Bolle!

Disney/Lucas will pick someone who is more 'fringe' than mainstream like that list.

billthecat19 Nov 2012 11:01 a.m. PST

…Someone who can deliver an epic political drama full of midochlorians and whining.

I think this horse has been reduced to so much bloody pulp already….

Sargonarhes24 Nov 2012 10:44 a.m. PST

On that list I could only accept Peter Jackson.

geekygamer12 Dec 2012 7:18 a.m. PST

Episode 1 killed the franchise for me. I was born in 73 and weened on Star Wars. It was a major part of my childhood. Episode 1 was so mediocre that I never even got around to seeing 2 & 3.

The bar is not set as high as it would have been if RotJ had been the last Lucas-produced film in the series.

That said, Jackson took a beloved and complex property in LotR and did a superb job with it. Someone like him might redeem the franchise. I wish he did the prequels.

With Disney at the helm, I don't see an end to this. We may have a new Star Wars every couple summers from now until the fall of civilization with other characters in the limelight…Jar Jar the movie anyone?

eptingmike Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2012 8:22 p.m. PST

I am with you geekygamer. Born in 73 as well. I remember going to the theater(must have been 78ish)in Daytona Beach, FL and seeing the first one! Got pretty excited when Ep 1 was coming. Got a mild clue things were not right when the original trio made the rounds before ep 1. But I figured "How can you #$%& up Star Wars?" Oh, you let George Lucas have a free hand…that will do it. Stopped at Ep. 1 too.
Have you seen the Red Letter Media 'Plinkett Review' of the films? I think they are hilarious and dead on!

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