But back to Star Wars... I think Fincher's better suited to thrillers and dramas than action/adventure. Benjamin Button was probably the closest thing he's come to trying to direct something with "whimsy" and charm and even that still looked and felt pretty bleak. I'm a Fincher fan, don't get me wrong, but he's been directing for a long time and nothing he's done has ever screamed Star Wars to me. He's very good at what he does and he's carved out a unique niche for himself but that has a lot to do with the fact that he's specialized in making things that don't remind much of Star Wars or ET or Raiders at all. I realize that for some people... that's exactly what makes him an intriguing choice but I'm not one of them. I'd argue that the Wachowski's offer similarly stylized and bleak visuals to that of Fincher (Fight Club and the Matrix look pretty similar in terms of atmosphere) and Bound looked pretty similar to "The Game" before that but at least they've also handled some action/adventure. Same goes for Nolan obviously. But again... I don't see either as being good choices for Star Wars. The Batman saga needed that grittiness to capture the best of Frank Miller's work. I think Star Wars needs somebody that's versatile with looks. You want some of outdoor stuff to look bright and warm and the indoor stuff to look cold and bleak.