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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 November 5 2012, 02:44 PM   #136
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I sometimes suspect Jon Favreau would do a better job of getting the tone right.
You know that's an interesting one because Iron Man was a pretty boring movie, but that doesn't necessarily mean Favreau would bore me with a Star Wars movie. The direction is at least competent and even if the action is insipid and forgettable it shows knowledge of how to shoot a CGI action sequence, so I dunno... I think Favreau would really depend on the script (and the cast, as RDJ elevates his film quite a bit).

He's also plausible in the sense that he's someone who has been part of the recent wave of successful Marvelverse films, but he's not attached to any of their current projects. Joss Whedon is simply just not going to happen because of the amount of pies his thumb is in over at Marvel, but since Favreau is out of the Iron Man game...

Hell, someone like RDJ or someone like him playing a Not-At-All-Han-Solo snarky guy is something a Star Wars movie could use.

Whatever you do, keep Ridley Scott the hell away from it! [...] He completely derailed The Hot Zone & I Am Legend
Ridley Scott didn't direct I Am Legend, I think you're thinking of, well, Legend.

I also don't want Scott involved but that's mostly because I'd like to see the Prometheus sequels.

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3. His problem is scriptwriting, not story writing or directing, so I say let him finish the story, have someone else write he scripts and let GL get on with what he actually does fairly well.
George Lucas is writing the treatments that will be the basis of these three movies. So in that sense he's 'finishing the story.' Given that he didn't direct two of the OT films, that's a good level of involvement in my opinion. Of course there are those who feel even that is too much.
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Old November 5 2012, 02:49 PM   #137
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George Lucas is writing the treatments that will be the basis of these three movies.
Doesn't mean somebody else can't edit them.
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Old November 5 2012, 05:29 PM   #138
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Jon Favreau, Brad Bird or Neil Blomkamp
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Old November 5 2012, 06:46 PM   #139
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Whedon the third film when he has wrapped up with current commitment to the Marvel-verse and he can feel free to cut loose with the dramatic deaths of much-loved characters.
No. Even when it has some narrative justification, it still feels like he's mostly doing it just to screw with us. I mean, he can't even do a musical comedy without twisting the knife for his own sick amusement! (Although, I'll admit that most of the Buffy/Angel deaths were pretty well handled. But I'll never forgive him for Wash.)
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Old November 5 2012, 08:30 PM   #140
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Other, namely George Lucas.

I know it's fashionable to bitch about him and his recent work, but here's my thing:

1. All the bitching doesn't change the fact that it started as his vision and he should have a chance to complete it on film.

2. As such, according his description of his vision, the sumbitch owes us three more chapters and I want him to pay up.

3. His problem is scriptwriting, not story writing or directing, so I say let him finish the story, have someone else write he scripts and let GL get on with what he actually does fairly well.
If Lucas wanted to direct the movie, and/or complete the vision himself, he wouldn't have sold the franchise and handed LucasFilm control over to that lady (whose name escapes me at the moment).
Hey, it's a poll. That's my other. I can dream...
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Old November 5 2012, 09:15 PM   #141
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You're certainly dreaming if you don't think that Lucas has a clearly diminished ability to elicit compelling performances from his actors.
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Old November 5 2012, 09:36 PM   #142
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I think a large part of Ewan McGregor's performance in both Attack Of The Clones and especially Revenge Of The Sith is some of the best acting in the saga. *shrug*

Anyway...rumours are running rampant today that Matthew Vaughan left X-Men: Days Of Future Past because he's being considered for Episode VII.

I'm not entirely sure I buy it, though...unless the rumours stem from him actually signing on.
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Old November 5 2012, 09:36 PM   #143
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So this rumor just sprang up on Collider, who supposedly have a pretty good track record with this kind of thing:

http://collider.com/star-wars-episod...vaughn/208715/
Is Matthew Vaughn in Talks to Direct STAR WARS: EPISODE VII?

Their sources are positing that the reason Matthew Vaughan abruptly jumped ship from the sequel to X-Men First Class....... was for Star Wars and he's currently in talks now.

I hope it's true, he was one of my top choices! The combination of Stardust and X-Men First Class has me convinced he could do a great Star Wars film. He has great genre sensibilities, his main characters tend to be well developed, his style is dynamic without being a specific "type" of movie each time, and I think he can effectively move back and forth between a sense of fun adventure and mythic seriousness. I did enjoy Kick-Ass but I'm not using that as evidence, I'm looking more at Stardust and X-Men: FC. In other words... pleasebetruepleasebetruepleasebetrue!!!!!!!

edit: Tbaio beat me to it. I do kind of see that it's possible the rumor sprang out of speculation as to why he left X-Men. Still hoping it's true.
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Old November 5 2012, 10:26 PM   #144
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I could totally get behind Vaughan directing Episode VII. I just don't see Disney/Lucasfilm wanting him.

He has a history for bailing on productions for various reasons, and they need to get Episode VII going yesterday.

He's also very strong headed and opinionated...which I think is great for an auteur, I'm not criticizing him. But I don't see Disney/Lucasfilm wanting someone who's gonna' fight them on major creative decisions. I see them going for a journeyman director, with a star writer.

I could be wrong, though...we'll see soon enough!
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Old November 5 2012, 11:13 PM   #145
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My choices:

Alex Proyas: A great visual storyteller. He'd concentrate on tone and mood which is soemthing that Star Wars has been lacking. I think he'd bring a similar sensibility to the franchise that Kershner brought to it.

Joseph Kosinski He did a fine job on Tron Legacy until the middle of the movie when the script let him down. He'd bring a light touch to Star Wars... he's not fancy, and Star Wars doesn't need fancy
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Old November 6 2012, 01:54 AM   #146
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Those are actually two very interesting choices. I doubt Kosinski would want to get into another nostalgia franchise, though.

Proyas...I think he's a great choice, but his style might overwhelm it.
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Old November 6 2012, 01:57 AM   #147
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Proyas...I think he's a great choice, but his style might overwhelm it.
And that he hasn't done a good movie since the 1990s is also a strike against him. Possibly Proyas could have a comeback with the right script, though, who knows.
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Old November 6 2012, 02:19 AM   #148
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So this rumor just sprang up on Collider, who supposedly have a pretty good track record with this kind of thing:

http://collider.com/star-wars-episod...vaughn/208715/
Is Matthew Vaughn in Talks to Direct STAR WARS: EPISODE VII?

Their sources are positing that the reason Matthew Vaughan abruptly jumped ship from the sequel to X-Men First Class....... was for Star Wars and he's currently in talks now.

I hope it's true, he was one of my top choices! The combination of Stardust and X-Men First Class has me convinced he could do a great Star Wars film. He has great genre sensibilities, his main characters tend to be well developed, his style is dynamic without being a specific "type" of movie each time, and I think he can effectively move back and forth between a sense of fun adventure and mythic seriousness. I did enjoy Kick-Ass but I'm not using that as evidence, I'm looking more at Stardust and X-Men: FC. In other words... pleasebetruepleasebetruepleasebetrue!!!!!!!

edit: Tbaio beat me to it. I do kind of see that it's possible the rumor sprang out of speculation as to why he left X-Men. Still hoping it's true.
I forgot Vaughn did Stardust, I really enjoyed that one. After that and FC, I would be very happy to see him direct SW:EVII
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Old November 6 2012, 02:28 AM   #149
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Proyas...I think he's a great choice, but his style might overwhelm it.
And that he hasn't done a good movie since the 1990s is also a strike against him.
And then there's that!
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Old November 7 2012, 05:16 PM   #150
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Well...David Yates is definitely out of the running. He just signed on to direct WB's Tarzan.
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