Speculation how much power will our new director have?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by toberfett, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. toberfett Jedi Padawan

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    What with the excitement swirling around who the director will actually be, I don't think we've really discussed just how much independence and trust will be given to the successful candidate.

    There is potentially a lot of talking heads for the new director to listen to and please. Disney is going to have so say, kennedy will be heavily involved and there is the as yet indeterminable influence of messrs lucas and kasdan.

    This is a lot of people to answer to. Is there going to b any rom for the director to put their own stamp on this thing at all?
  2. The-Eternal-Hero Force Ghost

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    They will be more powerful than we can possibly imagine.
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  3. LawJedi Force Ghost

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    Considering that we know about at least one trilogy writer (Arndt), we seem to be heading in a direction where the director has, at most, a Kershner level of control. They don't seem to be looking for a writer/director role like Whedon had on Avengers.
  4. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    Unlimited power!
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  5. Corvax855 Force Ghost

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    Second only to Kathleen Kennedy.
  6. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    The only person that the Director will report to is Kathleen Kennedy. I would hope Disney understands the "too many chefs" axiom. Basically LFL is operating as they were before just being accountable with the money to Disney. And the Director won't have to answer to Kasdan at least on Episode 7 as it seems Kasdan is doing either a future Episode or a spin-off.
  7. gregvader123 Jedi Master

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    I think Arndt's, Kasdan's and any other writer's influence will end once a final script is approved by Lucas, Kennedy and any Disney brass who wanna butt-in.

    As for the director I'm sure he will be given guidelines to work within but how much freedom he will have is anyone's guess. Will they let him do his thing and only look when it's time to edit? Or will they be reviewing each days work and cracking the whip? Who knows?
  8. LANDO_ROCKS Force Ghost

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    240 volts, but that's not important right now...
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  9. Krueger Chosen One

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    More than Richard Marquand, but probably less than Irvin Kershner. Many people will be breathing down their neck constantly.
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  10. Grand_Moff_Jawa Chosen One

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  11. Pro Scoundrel Chosen One

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    If we only knew the POWER of the director.
  12. Lando's Little Maneuver Jedi Master

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    The ability to produce a movie is insignificant next to the power of the director.
  13. Pro Scoundrel Chosen One

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    Perhaps he's not as powerful as we were led to believe.
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  14. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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  15. Pro Scoundrel Chosen One

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    They have chosen to test this directors destructive power on this franchise. :)
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  16. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    The director will have so much power, we will see an army of 58 tap-dancing Gungans.
  17. Darthsuggs Force Ghost

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    It really depends on who the director is. How strong willed they are.
  18. ForceJumpAnakin Force Ghost

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    "You can't win bootlegger. If you copy the movie down, I will become powerful than you can possibly imagine."
  19. Pro Scoundrel Chosen One

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    Soon we will have a new director, one far younger and more powerful.
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  20. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

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    The world may never know... until the Blu-ray special features... when we will witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle director!

    Sorry, it's all you guys left me.
  21. Pro Scoundrel Chosen One

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    No way, there are lots left.
  22. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

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    Sure, but no more good ones. Prove me wrong. :D
  23. Pro Scoundrel Chosen One

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    Is the producer stronger? No, no, no, quicker, easier, more seductive.
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  24. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

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  25. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    You were the chosen director! You were supposed to direct the movie not ruin it! It was said you would bring balance to the franchise not leave it in darkness!
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