Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by ElimParra, Oct 31, 2012.

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The Choices (Select up to 4 only)

Poll closed Dec 30, 2012.
  1. J.J. Abrams

    26.6%
  2. Jon Favreau

    17.0%
  3. Duncan Jones

    22.3%
  4. Rian Johnson

    3.2%
  5. Sam Mendes

    6.4%
  6. Edgar Wright

    5.3%
  7. Neill Blomkamp

    13.8%
  8. Matt Reeves

    2.1%
  9. Brad Bird

    31.9%
  10. Frank Darabont

    7.4%
  11. David Yates

    5.3%
  12. Matthew Vaughn

    10.6%
  13. Alfonso CuarĂ³n Orozco

    7.4%
  14. Guillermo Del Toro

    19.1%
  15. Ridley Scott

    13.8%
  16. Other (say whom)

    33.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Captaindemotion

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    ^That's a good point. I did think it was a bit of a stretch.

    But speculation is fun and it's all we have to go on now!
     
  2. T'Baio

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    The Mission: Impossible movies have never stuck with a director, either. Cruise has said from the beginning he likes it as a "director's franchise."

    Oh...and that 1952 thing is now rumoured to be about Tesla...
     
  3. Set Harth

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    The band?
     
  4. Captaindemotion

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    ^No, the guy who looks like David Bowie. (Although, in that movie, David Bowie didn't actually look like David Bowie...)
     
  5. T'Baio

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    Looks like it might be Matthew Vaughn, after all.

    Jason Flemyng kinda' let it slip while talking about whether he would return to the X-Men franchise and what his relationship was like with Singer now that Vaughn is gone.

    I'm cool with this.
     
  6. TheBrew

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    Hopefully that will mean the new movie will Kick-Ass.
     
  7. JD

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    Yeah, if true there is a good chance this will be a first class SW movie.
     
  8. Captaindemotion

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    Star Dust: Episode 7
     
  9. JD

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    I wonder if it will be a layer cake of a movie?
     
  10. Set Harth

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    Lord Vader, what about layer and the wookiee?
     
  11. Morpheus 02

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    i haven't had a chance to see pages 3-12.

    But i picked Other, meaning Bryan Singer. Yes, he failed with Superman Returns. But his amazing work with X-Men is what built up my expectations really high for Superman Returns.

    And with all his work on trying to to do Battlestar Galactica...i think he would do well with Star Wars, and really "get it" .

    He just needs to have some good writers & actors, and it will all work together into one of the best films ever.

    If Singer has the time to squeeze it in...
     
  12. Morpheus 02

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    i know Smith would respect the material, and give it a great effort (the opposite of Star Trek Nemesis)...maybe he could direct an episode of Clone Wars as a trial?
     
  13. Morpheus 02

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    Bear McCreary. No doubt the new movie will have way more aliens than the original. His score for BSG seemed way more alien than the series "deserved" (the series & the peoples felt very American). He'll add to the saga & help take it to the next level.
     
  14. Mike Farley

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    The two composers that come to mind IF John Williams needs a successor are John Ottman who did a great job on SUPERMAN RETURNS blending William's themes with his own, and David Arnold. Both INDEPENDENCE DAY and especially STARGATE are very Williams-esque.
     
  15. The Mirrorball Man

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    I don't want a John Williams clone. If we can't have Williams himself, they should hire someone completely different, like Terence Blanchard or Jonny Greenwood.
     
  16. Captaindemotion

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    A Star Wars movie won't sound like SW without a theme in the vein of Williams. It's not like the forthcoming Superman movie, where they understandably want to distance themselves from the Donner movies and thus Williams' iconic score. Star Wars needs to sound like Star Wars.
     
  17. Kegg

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    It's true that nuBSG's culture was largely American, but it was American with a melange of other influences - the Greek gods, etc. I think McCreary's electic influences fit in very well with that show.

    I don't think it needs a clone like Ottman's work on Superman Returns, but a composer working in the same neo-romantic film music tradition as John Williams would be a good call (hence my pick of Howard Shore).
     
  18. JD

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    Howard Shore did the LOTR movies, right? I think he would do a great SW score.
     
  19. The Mirrorball Man

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    Ah, but that's an excellent example, because before Lord of the Rings, Howard Shore didn't do a whole lot of neo-romantic scores. I do believe that Blanchard or Greenwood or other non-conventional choices could write music that would fit a Star Wars movie while bringing something new to the plate, which is what Shore did for LOTR.
     
  20. Skywalker

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    I fully expect to hear Michael Giacchino's name get bandied about once the search for a composer begins.