Brad Bird. With The Iron Giant
, he showed that he understands the 50's scifi and serials that inspired Star Wars
in the first place. With The Incredibles
he showed that he can work effectively with the CGI characters and other elements that are so common in Star Wars
films, and can make a great family-friendly yet exciting action film with the former. With Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
, he showed that he can competently make a compelling and exciting live-action film with some great high tension drama and action sequences. He's also an excellent screenwriter, so he can oversee the final script and make sure everything works well. He hasn't done a lot of films, but what he has done have been very good.