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. Tom Servo

    Tom Servo Commodore Commodore

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    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.
     
  2. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  3. Set Harth

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    John Hillcoat. :evil:
     
  4. USS Triumphant

    USS Triumphant Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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?
     
  5. gunslinger66

    gunslinger66 Ensign Newbie

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    Another vote for Whedon!
     
  6. Mach5

    Mach5 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Kevin should stick to his trademark New Jersey low-budget fanboy comedy thing. It's what he does best. Space epics should remain in big boys' hands.
     
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  7. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Whedon. But not if it means leaving the Marvel movies.
     
  8. Locutus of Bored

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    Fincher would be too dark. He'd probably end the movie with the black leather S&M-looking mass murderer bad guy winning and someone's family member getting a body part chopped off... oh, wait.

    Shyamalan would be too gimmicky. He'd probably do some stupid twist like have the girl the main character was in love with turn out to be his sister or make the setting look like the distant future of humanity when in fact it actually takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far far away... oh, wait.

    Spielberg would be too saccharin. He'd probably try to wrap things up with a completely premature happy ending at the end of the film with fireworks and celebrations even though the bad guys hadn't actually been eliminated yet and were still incredibly powerful... oh, wait.

    Scott would be too convoluted. The audience would just want a tale about people fighting aliens and he'd probably try and tell some needlessly complex story centering on taxation of trade routes, blockades, and ridiculous political intrigue... oh, wait.

    Bay would be too dependent on CGI. There'd probably be hundreds of completely indistinguishable robots running around fighting and spaceships swooping around asteroids like they're airplanes... oh, wait.

    I withdraw my objections. ;)
     
  9. Garak

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    :lol: Kevin Smith. Give me a break. That might be the most awful suggestion I've ever heard for anything, ever.
     
  10. Set Harth

    Set Harth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If we get Kevin Smith do we get Cock Knocker?
     
  11. USS Triumphant

    USS Triumphant Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Kevin Smith can write/direct serious material very well, and has a deep love of this particular subject matter. I think he'd do great, and I think if you think this suggestion is that awful, you haven't been exposed to the full range of Smith's movies - probably just Clerks, Mallrats, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks II?
    Well, at least if we did, George Lucas wouldn't sue somebody. :lol:
     
  12. Locutus of Bored

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  13. PsychoPere

    PsychoPere Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm a fan of Smith's movies, and even I think it's an awful idea. He's done one serious movie to date and it was the very first time he showed any genuine directing skill. But that's still far from being enough to be handed the keys to a big budget project like a Star Wars movie.

    Besides, Smith ultimately passed on The Green Hornet because even he knew he wasn't up to the task of working on a movie with a large budget. No, he's much better off staying on personal, low-budget projects.
     
  14. USS Triumphant

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    Fine, fine. What about Roxann Dawson?
     
  15. PsychoPere

    PsychoPere Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I have no opinion on her, as I'm unfamiliar with most of her television directing work. The fact that she's only directed television, however, is an automatic disqualification based on scale alone.
     
  16. Biffette

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    Kenny Ortega

    Yeah, you know it.
     
  17. Allyn Gibson

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    Fincher worked on Return of the Jedi (he was either 2nd Unit or 2nd Assistant Director), and he supposedly lobbied Lucas to direct Revenge of the Sith. He's a big Star Wars fan, and if he were offered a full film I think he'd go for it and do something very amazing with it.
     
  18. T'Baio

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    Fincher was Assistant Cameraman on Jedi, and I'd love to see links regarding the rest of that post, because I'm pretty sure it's mostly internet rumour, and therefore patently false.
     
  19. Argus Skyhawk

    Argus Skyhawk Commodore Commodore

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    I have always thought it would be cool to see a Stephen Spielberg-directed Star Wars movie.
     
  20. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored The Mod Awakens Moderator

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    That's an excellent rebuttal to my completely obvious joke which you deleted from your post. Next up, we'll engage in a series of moderated debates about why the chicken crossed the road.
     

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