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Rumor Latino review: JJ Abrams is frontrunner to direct IX

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by Luukeskywalker, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Luukeskywalker Force Ghost

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    This according to a tweet moments ago by El Mayembe.
  2. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum

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  3. Luukeskywalker Force Ghost

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  4. Sum-Wan Jedi Master

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    It'll take about 2 years before we find out for sure if this pans out or not.. we'll have forgotten about this tweet by then.
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  5. jedilips Jedi Knight

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    Maybe they are waiting to see the reaction to VII to confirm. [face_devil]
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  6. Darth Claire Force Ghost

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    If true then I dont know if I can bear a Round 2 of the Mystery Box.
  7. jedijax Force Ghost

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    Can't say this is far fetched. However, considering they haven't been looking at many directors for Episode 9 yet, of course JJ would be considered. If there are only, say, 3 directors in the current running for a movie coming out in 4 years, all of them are front runners. If JJ is in that list and he's already doing TFA, that puts him on top of the list.

    But does HE want to do it? Let's get Episode 7 done first.
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  8. STARBOB Jedi Grand Master

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    it won't be as bad as this mystery box which we know absolutely nothing about the plot or characters and the state of the galaxy. AT least in the wait for 9 we'll know who's who.
    Last edited by STARBOB, Mar 18, 2015
  9. StoneRiver Jedi Grand Master

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    "Educated speculation" is what I think that is.

    By educated I mean look at the timeline;
    JJ finishes TFA and appears at premiers, promotional work, etc. and at the same time RJ can start work on EPVIII.
    RJ continues to work on EPVIII while JJ has a break, does something else, whatever (you get the jist)
    RJ finishes EPVIII and appears at premiers, promotional work, etc. and at the same time JJ can start work on EPIX.

    On the Disney release schedule it's not feasible to have the same director for all 3 and El Maybe has concocted this. Maybe. ;)
  10. m4st4 Jedi Knight

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    El Mayembe earned his title of El 'Maybe' for good reasons.

    I don't see why J.J. wouldn't be the frontrunner, if Disney loved his job with TFA enough, but still... wagon of salt needed with that site in my opinion.
  11. TheBBP Force Ghost

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    This honestly feels like the most legit thing that we have gotten for weeks.
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  12. T-R- Chosen One

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    did they have to decode it? :p
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  13. m4st4 Jedi Knight

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    I'd prefer to see Brad Bird for Episode IX to be honest. He backed off from Episode VII even though he was (probably) the first one on Kennedy's list in favor of Tomorrowland so maybe - fingers crossed - he'll be available for the final episode of ST!
  14. DaddlerTheDalek Jedi Master

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  15. Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films - On Vacation

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    I'd rather have a different director for each film. I won't hate it if it happens but I'd like to see someone new.
  16. LUH-3417 Jedi Master

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  17. m4st4 Jedi Knight

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    I'd rather watch This Means War seven days non-stop than hear the news.
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  18. starocean90 Force Ghost

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    :rolleyes:
    I seriously hope not, I'm hoping for an OT way, different director for each chapter in the ST.:D
    and I don't want a mystery box 2.0.[face_not_talking][face_shame_on_you]
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  19. m4st4 Jedi Knight

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    Mistery Box will always exist... I mean what is that anyway... keeping your production tight and secret? (Almost) everybody does it.
  20. starocean90 Force Ghost

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    not really only a few are on the obsessive group like JJ and Nolan.:p
  21. Danfromumbrella Jedi Master

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    If they think he did a great job on VII I don't see why they wouldn't consider him ending the trilogy he started. As a director not a writer.
  22. Qui-Riv-Brid Jedi Grand Master

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    This is completely totally shocking unexpected news! that...

    Oh wait a minute many of us were talking of this as being possible a long time ago.

    It might happen it might not but to me he was always the most likely candidate until we are otherwise notified.

    So basically he can take couple of months vacation after TFA comes out and then start on IX presumably due 3.5 years after VII in May 2019.
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  23. DaddlerTheDalek Jedi Master

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    I think Brad Bird would be great for a Star Wars movie.
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  24. m4st4 Jedi Knight

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    Not really. Even Singer, who gives you regular updates via instagram/twitter... or Ayer recently with Suicide Squad... at the end of the day give you nothing substantial. Pre-alpha phase at best. Everybody runs their own mistery box the best they can, because there's a certain schedule that everyone needs to follow, that's how marketing works (see Snyder with BvS etc). It's a huge machinery and naturally, when stakes are higher big directors tend to drop the curtain for certain amount of time.
  25. starocean90 Force Ghost

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    don't agree, to each their own.[face_dancing]