Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond' started by PrincessKenobi, Oct 31, 2012.
Almost tripled its budget.
Couldn't agree more. I honestly don't understand the praise of 'Avengers' or 'The Dark Knight Rises'.
It made double its budget back overseas.
Anyone saying Spielberg has lost his touch either hasn't seen Tintin or perhaps, because it's animated, doesn't consider it on the same level as a live-action film.
This is purely a sidebar, however, as I don't think Spielberg is right for Star Wars. In fantasy and sci-fi realms he tends to over-do things and make them purely whimsical and fantastical, when SW needs verisimilitude and convincing realism.
Seconded. Battlestar was brilliant, and looked like a $200 million dollar movie. That could be a very good move.
Ronald D. Moore was also one of the big reasons why DS9 is considered by many to be the best Trek series (like myself). I would love to see him working on the new Star Wars saga(s) to come.
That will never happen, but yeah. I'd love see a Tarantino Star Wars film, if only for the F-bombs and the coked out Jedi.
And in this thread today, I found out that Ronald D. Moore did BSG.
The things you learn.
Victory! I successfully derailed a SW-related thread the day after an entire new trilogy is announced by getting everyone to discuss my beloved Tintin! I am unstoppable!!!
I like him too, someone less main stream that isn't on top right now. BSG and DS9 are some of my favorite sci-fi.
"You've got to appreciate how delicate this Padme situation is."
It's a breathtaking and vastly underrated film. I will happily support you in your campaign.
Egads, you're right about that. What a terrible choice he'd be. Yes, he has a sense of visuals and technology. But he has absolutely no sense of character or story or dialogue (if he'd also write). Are people just trying to have a George Lucas clone at the helm?
My top picks would be Del Toro, Brad Bird, Matthew Vaughn, and possibly JJ Abrams. I love Spielberg, but part of Lucas's announcement was about the notion of turning SW over to a new generation of filmmakers... not to his best buddy who's the same era as he is.
My other choice, and this is because he's my personal favorite director, would be Danny Boyle. Fantastic visual and visceral sense. One of his main strengths is his ability to float effortlessly between genres and still bring his own brand of whimsical fantasy to all of it. Really he'd be my first choice, but I think he's less likely than the others.
Boyle would be a refreshing choice.
Yah, you are both right...they are fine directors...in fact nolan is one of my favs all time...I read somewhere that the Director/show runner of the Clone Wars cartoon might be a good fit...that sounds good to me (is there just one director for the show or is an episode by episode basis???)
I cannot possibly exlain how equal my enthusiasm is for both new Sw and new Tintin. Especially knowing that Professor Calculus is Jackson's plan for the sequel. So, I am vehemently against Jackson directing Ep 7. Because, I am an impetuous child and I want both!
The only Jackson-directed films I like are the LotR movies (and I will probably like The Hobbit(s)). I think he'd probably do fine with the next Tintin, but I'm not sure a Star Wars film can handle a 2 hour, 40 minute run time.
I'm not sure you understood both of our posts.
Regardless, to answer you question, there are a variety of Star Wars: The Clone Wars directors.
Each individual episode will require 3 films each. Episode 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 would be quite spectacular. Not to mention tedious and draining.
TCW has had writers like Paul Dini and Chris Collins (the Wire).
Moore would be a fantastic choice.
Really it depends how much involvement they want to give Lucas.
You really think Cameron and Lucas could co-exist?
If not Whedon, Abrams.
If not Abrams, then Bird.
If not Bird, then me.
If not me, then none.
Rupert Wyatt. He's new. And not slime, like the directors most frequently being mentioned here.
OK, not gonna lie. Brad Bird would kickass too.
As fun as the speculation is in this thread, I reakon it'll be someone relatively unknown.
Spielberg makes sense with the hiring of Kennedy and his friendship with Lucas. These 2 would ensure that Lucas' vision is followed.
Yeah, cause that worked out really well for Red Tails....