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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%
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Old October 31 2012, 04:54 PM   #31
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

I would love to see Spielberg direct a Star Wars movie.
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Old October 31 2012, 05:15 PM   #32
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Brad Bird would have been my vote, but I am still hoping he'll do Justice League. Sooooooperman!
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Old October 31 2012, 05:27 PM   #33
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Whoever the director is, I think it needs to be one that is focused on the characters. What was lacking in the prequel trilogy was development of the characters and their reasons for their actions. Rather than Palpatine just being a bad guy, why weren't we shown why he was bad? Rather than Anakin just saying "Hey, I want power, I'm gonna go all dark and stuff", we should have compelling reasons for his turn (and more than "hey I had a bad dream about Padme. Teach me evil stuff"). I know that Star Wars boils down to an epic about good vs evil, but dynamic characters would make the film a classic.

So due to that, I would steer away from directors who are simply going to make an eye-candy movie.
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Old October 31 2012, 06:13 PM   #34
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

I'd say Whedon. The other people on the list (that I know of ) don't seem like good fits, especially Abrams. He's already destroyed my favorite sci Fi franchise. If they let him near SW, I'll probably go insane.
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Old October 31 2012, 06:18 PM   #35
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M. Night Shyamalan. And you thought Darth Vader being Luke's father was a twist!
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Old October 31 2012, 08:11 PM   #36
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Put me in the Spielberg camp.

Ridley Scott second choice.
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Old October 31 2012, 09:09 PM   #37
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Ridley Scott second choice.
The senil old fart who said dialogue scenes look much better in 3D, then made Prometanus?

No thanks.
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Old October 31 2012, 09:10 PM   #38
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Brad Bird sounds good. Andrew Stanton would be good too. I bet Martin Campbell or Danny Boyle would do interesting jobs as well.
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Old October 31 2012, 09:16 PM   #39
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Michael Bay.

Seriously, the battle sequences would be amazing. Though there would be the sudden arrival of the US military to help out the rebellion.

Spielberg was due to direct Return of the Jedi but got shafted by the unions. Pity.
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Old October 31 2012, 09:28 PM   #40
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Michael Bay.
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Old October 31 2012, 09:53 PM   #41
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I'd say Whedon. The other people on the list (that I know of ) don't seem like good fits, especially Abrams. He's already destroyed my favorite sci Fi franchise. If they let him near SW, I'll probably go insane.
Nah, he'd probably just make it good again, like he did with Trek.

While I'd like an Abrams SW, I like him where he is now.

Id say either Matt Reeves or Brad Bird would be two guys I could see doing it, in my head, and in reality.

If we were just going wish list though, I'd LOVE to see a David Fincher SW film.
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Old October 31 2012, 09:56 PM   #42
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Mal Reynolds was basically just Han Solo resurrected. So Whedon does get the style and the tone of Star Wars. The worst idea would be someone overly somber and self-important. Star Wars is a fairy tale with humor, charm and very human characters. Whedon could handle that okay.
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Old October 31 2012, 11:02 PM   #43
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

John Hillcoat.
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Old October 31 2012, 11:30 PM   #44
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

My picks that have already been said: Abrams, Whedon

My previously unmentioned picks:

Roxann Dawson - Voyager, Enterprise, Heroes, The Cape, The Mentalist. She's directed some good TV and deserves a chance at the big screen. And, choosing her might avoid the comparisons with other already well-known works of known movie directors.

KEVIN SMITH - Do I really need to explain this one?
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Old October 31 2012, 11:40 PM   #45
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Another vote for Whedon!
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