Speculation Spielberg is NOT directing, enough talk about him

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by kevmp, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. G-FETT Chosen One

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    I have a feeling the director that does Episode VII will also do VIII and IX. Of course, thats a long commitment for any director, but I reakon thats the basis on which they'll sign up. I don't think they'll go down the different directors for each movie route.
  2. Krueger Force Ghost

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    It’s going to be hard to get an already established director interested in taking on something like this.
  3. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Perhaps, but I wouldn't expect. Long commitment as you state and really I'm thinking GL retired, but I wonder if he will be able to keep away and let another play with his baby.
  4. -NaTaLie- Force Ghost

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    Someone like Bryan Singer? He was supposed to direct all three X-men movies before he walked out to make Superman Returns. He's now back to helm the next one.
  5. G-FETT Chosen One

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    My guess is that it'll be someone young (30's) not particularly experianced, with a love for experimental film making.

    George Lucas's protoge in other words.

    Or thats my hope. I wish they would just get on and announce the director/writer officially so we can all stop worrying about it.
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  6. tuskinraiderfromhell Jedi Master

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    I think a lot of directors will turn it down simply because of the back lash. You know they'll be back lash.
  7. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    But what would we obsess over next G-Fett?
  8. G-FETT Chosen One

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    R-Patz. :D
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  10. lightsaver Jedi Master

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    Good.Never been a fan of Spielberg (aside from Indy, but thats WITH GL) Was worried that he would get first dibs. This is good news to me.
  11. InterestingLurker Force Ghost

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    Yes, it was a very underrated movie.
  12. Matsemitsu Jedi Master

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    Oh well. Get ready for at least another six months of personnel speculation, and people denying involvement, and news outlets rumor-mongering about who's "in talks"... What matters is that somebody will do the job, and if the director is of the caliber of the presumptive screenwriter (Arndt, if he is in fact hired), SW is in very good hands indeed.

    That said, it would be awesome if Spielberg did it. Maybe he'll do Episode 8? ;)
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  15. EviL_eLF Force Ghost

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    ABSOLUTELY NOT! Also, he didn't walk out to make Superman, he was cut out of the project, thus the opening in his schedule and he made Superman instead.
  16. EviL_eLF Force Ghost

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  17. -NaTaLie- Force Ghost

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    I'm not suggesting him specifically. Just as an example of the same director working on the entire trilogy.
  18. PiettsHat Force Ghost

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    I recognize I might be in the minority when I say this, but I don't see Nolan as a good fit for Star Wars. I like some of his films, but they can be so somber and grave that they fall right into ponderous.

    Star Wars has always had bits of levity, in even the darkest of the films. It's also always maintained a sense of wonderment and whimsy and I don't think that Nolan has ever really injected these emotions into his films (or at least not successfully). He just seems to try so desperately to make his films "adult" while Star Wars has always been about families and is meant to be watched by families.

    So I'll go ahead and admit that he's not my first choice. It's rather disappointing about Spielberg (though not surprising in hindsight) but I'm holding out for Guillermo del Toro.
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  19. EviL_eLF Force Ghost

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    My problem with del Toro, visually speaking he repeats himself too much.
  20. The-Eternal-Hero Force Ghost

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    All wrong. There's nothing spiritual, whimsical, adventurous or fun in his movies. I like several of them but his Batman trilogy displays an absolute lack of any sense of fantasy. I don't want Nolan near this. Has he ever worked with Kathleen Kennedy? She seems to be inclined to rope in someone she has already worked with. Anyway, he's text bound & SW is visual and cinematic; he's deadly serious, SW is fun. He's all wrong.
  21. PiettsHat Force Ghost

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    Harnessed properly, I don't necessarily think that would have to be a bad thing. Lucas himself uses repeated motifs and if del Toro could get the hang of it, I think a Star Wars film by him would fit right in with I through VI. But I especially liked him because he seems to really know how to blend genres and embrace both child-like and adult elements. Which is one of the core elements I love about Star Wars personally.
  22. Chrono85 Jedi Master

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    Well he was one of my personal front runners, but there are still plenty more great directors :). It is pretty much confirmed that Michael Arndt wrote some sort of treatment, and is probably likely to write the screenplay, so it seems we at least have the writer chosen. A fellow named Colin Treverrow has been getting a lot of mention as a potential director, and I hear is good, although I have not seen any of his movies. I still have my fingers crossed for Brad Bird ;).
  23. -NaTaLie- Force Ghost

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    KK mostly worked with Spielberg. Of other directors, Gary Ross (Hunger Games) looks like the only one remotely suitable.
  24. EviL_eLF Force Ghost

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    That's the thing, he so does his own repetitive visual thing, I'm not sure if he can break out of his own mold.
  25. PiettsHat Force Ghost

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    I don't necessarily think it's an issue of breaking out of one's own mold, but more of turning a weakness into a strength. Repetition can be problematic, but I've always found that Lucas employs it in a way to enhance rather than detract from the film experience through visual cues. If del Toro could do the same, I can see him making a great Star Wars film.