Obviously the director will more or less be in charge of how the film turns out and how it ultimately flows and looks, but none of that will matter if Disney executives hand him a poorly written (or just not very good) script. Something they've done to directors before. Like any planned trilogy (Since that's the scheme behind every movie made now lets just stop calling them trilogies and start calling them "brands") these films will live or die by the strength of the story, plot, and characters in the first film. All things that are inexorably tied to how well written the script is. Its possible they have someone on it right now but since we don't know that why not speculate? I'm not much of a writer so I don't really know who's who in the screenwriting realm, so I'd like to ask you guys: Who do you think would write a truly good Star Wars film? I know many directors also write story's and screenplays so you can nominate a director as well for the writing job. Drew Karpyshyn has written some really great Star Wars material in books and for games the past few years. Depending on what direction they decide to take I'd be excited if they had him at least work out a the story if not write the entire screenplay. David Goyer did a great job with Batman Begins, an origin story that started off a great trilogy of movies. Who do you guys got?