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View Poll Results: The Choices (Select up to 4 only)
J.J. Abrams 25 26.60%
Jon Favreau 16 17.02%
Duncan Jones 21 22.34%
Rian Johnson 3 3.19%
Sam Mendes 6 6.38%
Edgar Wright 5 5.32%
Neill Blomkamp 13 13.83%
Matt Reeves 2 2.13%
Brad Bird 30 31.91%
Frank Darabont 7 7.45%
David Yates 5 5.32%
Matthew Vaughn 10 10.64%
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco 7 7.45%
Guillermo Del Toro 18 19.15%
Ridley Scott 13 13.83%
Other (say whom) 31 32.98%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 94. You may not vote on this poll

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Old October 31 2012, 01:31 AM   #1
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Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

So with the news of there being Episode 7 in 2015, and that Lucas won't be the director. Who should it be?

I found a few pages like this one - Top 10 Directors ..., and this one.

I've put these 10, plus a few others that I've found.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:28 AM   #2
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

My first few "dream" picks: Joss Whedon, Duncan Jones, Rian Johnson.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:34 AM   #3
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Duncan Jones was the first director that came into my mind, when I heard about this. Would love to see Joss involved (but depends on other things).
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Old October 31 2012, 02:42 AM   #4
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Joss Whedon would be an excellent director for Star Wars, but then again I think Whedon should direct every movie ever made. Other than that, I dunno. It would be fantastic to see Irvin Kershner take another stab at Star Wars, but the whole being dead thing might prove to be a difficult obstacle to overcome. I like the idea of giving a semi-unknown a chance to put his/her unique style on the film, so Duncan Jones could prove interesting. He has my vote in this poll.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:44 AM   #5
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Joss Whedon was the first name I looked for on that list. Hence, I vote OTHER.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:45 AM   #6
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No one does an epic better then Peter Jackson.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:47 AM   #7
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Irvin Kershner is dead.

Duncan Jones is my top pick followed by Neil Blomkamp. Young, hungry directors who have both proven they can bring the goods to a sci-fi action movie. Also the model work in Moon I mean come on lost art that movie was gorgoeus.

Del Toro gets a sign-off too because you know if he was in it the aliens would look beautiful, strange, and probably be played by Duncan Jones.... Scott for his excellent sense of SF style (say what you want about Prometheus, it looked great).

J.J. Abrams would make a great Star Wars movie, but I rather like him right where he is right now.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:47 AM   #8
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Either David Fincher or Cameron Crowe.

I would also be interested in Euros Lyn.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:48 AM   #9
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

I'd go with Señor Spielbergo, but Whedon is an excellent suggestion. JJ isn't a bad idea either.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:49 AM   #10
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Betcha it'll be Spielberg.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:55 AM   #11
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Kegg wrote: View Post
J.J. Abrams would make a great Star Wars movie, but I rather like him right where he is right now.
Abrams made a great Star Wars movie in 2009.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:56 AM   #12
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No preference who should direct as long as Jerry Bruckheimer is producing.

He has the Midas touch with film and tv, and he's got history with Disney.
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Old October 31 2012, 03:04 AM   #13
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

First of all, I feel really bad for Lucas...everyone clamouring for who the next director will be and often backhanding Lucas in the process. For all the love and interest the saga is getting right now, people sure are shitting on the guy who created it.

Secondly, sometimes I wonder how people pick dream directors. That second link in the OP suggests Ridley Scott because he "understands how vast and terrifying space actually is." Does that sound like a Star Wars movie to anyone? Because it sure doesn't sound like one to me. I mean, David Fincher is my favourite director, but what has he done that would suggest he's a good fit for a Star Wars movie? Other than actually working on Jedi, that is.

Of all the directors, I'd say Frank Darabont is the perfect fit. He's worked in the Lucasfilm world. He's a fan of period cinema and is great at mimicking certain styles in a fresh and personal way. He writes and handles great characters deftly and with a sense of humour. He's not afraid to back away from "cool," and uses it when it's necessary and boldly. Finally, he has a sense of adventure and loves to explore classic genre tropes.

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Old October 31 2012, 03:09 AM   #14
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I could see Spielberg handling this. But I'd be... I don't know, mildly surprised?

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For all the love and interest the saga is getting right now, people sure are shitting on the guy who created it.
Lot of respect for Lucas and honestly I think it's important he's involved in the next round of movies, even if he disengages from actually making them.

Of all the directors, I'd say Frank Darabont is the perfect fit.
The Stephen King adaption guy? He done anything that'd really fit the Star Wars sci-fi action mould at all, that also was good?
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Old October 31 2012, 03:10 AM   #15
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I went with Brad Bird, John Carter was very Star Warsy and I thought it he did an outstanding job on it. I would love to see him get a chance with the franchise itself.
David Yates, because people keep saying it's supposed to be a family franchise, and Harry Potter pretty much is IMO the gold standard in family fantasy franchises.
Guillermo Del Toro, because the I love the Helloboy movies, and I would love to see the people who did their creatures try their hands at SW.
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