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TFA Latino review: JJ Abrams is frontrunner to direct IX

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Luukeskywalker, Mar 18, 2015.

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  1. Luukeskywalker

    Luukeskywalker Force Ghost star 5

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

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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  3. Luukeskywalker

    Luukeskywalker Force Ghost star 5

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  4. Sum-Wan

    Sum-Wan Jedi Master star 4

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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

    jedilips Jedi Knight star 1

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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

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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

    jedijax Episode IX Treatment Contest Runner-up star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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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

    STARBOB Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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.
     
  9. StoneRiver

    StoneRiver Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    m4st4 Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    TheBBP Force Ghost star 6

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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-

    T-R- Chosen One star 5

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

    m4st4 Jedi Knight star 4

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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

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  15. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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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

    LUH-3417 Jedi Master star 4

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    what about McG!
     
  17. m4st4

    m4st4 Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 7

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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

    m4st4 Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 7

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

    Danfromumbrella Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Qui-Riv-Brid Force Ghost star 5

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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.
     
  23. DaddlerTheDalek

    DaddlerTheDalek Jedi Master star 4

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

    m4st4 Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 7

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