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Discussion J.J. Abrams Turns Down VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by BantuWind, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. BantuWind

    BantuWind Jedi Knight

    Nov 1, 2012
  2. Joe

    Joe Jedi Master star 6

    Dec 25, 2012
    LFL must not be used to being rejected by people when they ask them to join the cast of a Star Wars movie...
  3. Lando's Little Maneuver

    Lando's Little Maneuver Jedi Padawan star 2

    Nov 26, 2012
    Not at all surprised, I really like what JJ has done with Star Trek, but I had a feeling that would get in the way of him picking up the ball for Star Wars.
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  4. HL&S

    HL&S Magistrate Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Oct 30, 2001
    "..the next version of those things."

  5. Lando's Little Maneuver

    Lando's Little Maneuver Jedi Padawan star 2

    Nov 26, 2012
    Yeah I picked up on that too. Sounds, and probably is a little facetious, considering it will be going up against Trek at some stage.
  6. TheBBP

    TheBBP Force Ghost star 6

    Nov 6, 2012
    Thank God. Can you imagine the nerd rage should the director of the new Star Trek be chosen to take on Star Wars?
  7. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Dec 16, 2000
    Can you imagine the even greater nerd rage should the creator of Lost be chosen to take on Star Wars?
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  8. Roberto Calrissian

    Roberto Calrissian Jedi Knight star 4

    Nov 26, 2012
    I actually like JJ'S new Star Trek
  9. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 2, 2012
    Not surprised, he should just do Star Trek.
  10. Lee_

    Lee_ Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 3, 2012
    The question is, who will it be? Hopefully, we find out in January.
  11. TheRevanchist

    TheRevanchist Jedi Knight star 2

    Dec 13, 2012
    The producer of Lost and Alias? Thanks, but no thanks.
  12. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 5, 2012
    I loved Lost, but I do not know whether he would be the right guy to direct a SW movie.
  13. Boxster

    Boxster Jedi Knight star 1

    Jul 13, 2005
    He turned down the next trilogy to direct a new trilogy based on KOTOR.:D
  14. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

    Aug 9, 2002
    He should've just been honest and said he's already doing his OT pastiche. Or that he already did it and is moving on to superheroes, judging by the trailer for Star Trek alongside the Dark Knight.
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  15. Jobertus

    Jobertus Jedi Knight star 3

    Oct 31, 2012
    Nothing wrong with 'LOST' folks, it's a great show, and don't get confused, Abrams had little to do with the series beyond the pilot episode. Hope whoever is the director of Episode VII turns out to be a good choice.
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  16. Dranem

    Dranem JCF Banner Contest Winner star 1 VIP - Game Winner

    Oct 31, 2012
    Not surprised. The new Star Trek was more like Star Wars anyway, probably the reason I liked it more than most of the previous films. It basically ripped off A New Hope and had a lot of lens flares. Good stuff though.
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  17. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 8, 2000
  18. Yodahasgreenfeet

    Yodahasgreenfeet Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 4, 2012
    Loyalty of Star Wars BS , like he comprehends any true loyalty to film . He has just enough sense in his brain to realize that it's too far to do a "alternate universe" of Star Wars and Star Trek. He's not entirely retarded.
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  19. Billy_Dee_Binks

    Billy_Dee_Binks Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 29, 2002
    I'm somewhat glad to hear he won't be doing it. He had a very understandable argument, too.
    To me it feels like he's trying a bit too hard to make things look flashy.
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  20. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

    Nov 3, 2012
    Good, we'll actually get to see what's on screen!!!
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  21. kainee

    kainee Jedi Padawan star 1

    Dec 10, 2012
    Yes, I am really glad that Star Wars and our eyes will be saved from the fate of being lens flared to death.

    I am a bit discomfited by the implications that Lucasfilm even approached Abrams to direct though and I'm hoping he was just exaggerating an idle question... Although, it begs the question of whether or not a big name director is needed or if Episode VII is better off with a lesser known director? I ask because before Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson's best known film was a slasher and before the Spider-Man franchise, Sam Raimi was best known for the Evil Dead and not for blockbusters. But those were gambles that paid off.
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  22. Yodahasgreenfeet

    Yodahasgreenfeet Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 4, 2012
    Actually , I agree the only thing I could hate about Star Wars if he directed it would be lens flares and

    (F)or(T) (L)or(R)ash like we see in the actual direction of Star Trek. There is no mention of alternative universe any where.
  23. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

    Aug 12, 2000
    As much as I love JJ and Lost. I think him declining was the right call.

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  24. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Hand of the Mod Squad and Enforcer of the Realm star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Nov 1, 2012
    I think Kainee's later point is much more important that the fact that JJ claims he turned down LFL/Disney. I think if Episode VII was being made without the Disney imprint, the name and fame of the director would be much less important. However, Disney is one of those corporations where status is everything, and having an en en vogue director is so much more important. Thus, I hope Disney does not sacrifice the right director for a more famous one who may not be the best fit.
  25. Redfivee

    Redfivee Jedi Master star 2

    Sep 28, 2008
    I hope its Matthew Vaughn,he's a much better Director then Abrams and has made better movies IMO.