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Discussion Who Should Direct Future SW Films?

Discussion in 'Beyond the Saga - Spoilers Allowed' started by Darth Eddie, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. Darth Eddie

    Darth Eddie Jedi Master star 4

    May 14, 2013
    Saw no existing thread for this particular topic.

    Ep VIII and IX have their director, and so does the first spin-off if I'm not mistaken. Other than that, the future is wide open as far who will sit in the director's chair in the future. So who in your wildest dreams would you want to see running the show on a Star Wars set?

    I want Joe Johnston, and I want him bad.
  2. HolyCityJedi

    HolyCityJedi Jedi Master star 1

    May 24, 2002
    Kevin Smith - he's a huge fan, I would love to see what he could do.
  3. Darth Eddie

    Darth Eddie Jedi Master star 4

    May 14, 2013
    A film about a stormtrooper who wasn't supposed to be there that day.
  4. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

    Aug 9, 2004
  5. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

    Oct 4, 1998
    Joss Whedon, preferably directing Rogue Squadron.
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  6. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

    May 21, 2008
  7. TX-20

    TX-20 Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 21, 2013
    David Fincher
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  8. Abadacus

    Abadacus Jedi Master star 4

    May 4, 2014
    One that I've rarely heard brought up in this context is Danny Boyle. He seems to have made it his mission to do one film of every possible genre, and they've pretty much all been incredible (with only one exception off the top of my head).
    Give him a spinoff, any spinoff, and I'm confident he'd both be enthusiastic about working in the Star Wars galaxy and more than equal to the task.
    He's already good friends with MacGregor - they launched their careers together with Shallow Grave and Trainspotting. Might as well slot him in for the Kenobi spinoff.

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  9. Bennihana

    Bennihana Jedi Knight star 3

    Jan 22, 2014
    Edgar Wright - he's a phenomenal director and even though his films have all been comedies they have a heart and substance to them that a lot of modern dramas don't have. And he's a fan and friends with JJ.
  10. Darth Downunder

    Darth Downunder Chosen One star 6

    Aug 5, 2001
    Out of left field choice: Peter Weir.

    Master & Commander, Truman Show, Dead Poets Society, Witness.

    Would be a high quality more personal yet epic kind of film.
  11. DarthKreVass

    DarthKreVass Jedi Master star 2

    Dec 27, 2008
    How about Ridley Scott?
  12. Togruta

    Togruta Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 30, 2010
    Animated 2-D film: Genndy Tartakovsky.

    Animated 3-D film: Brad Bird.
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  13. darthzac14

    darthzac14 Jedi Knight star 3

    Nov 8, 2012
    I've been hoping the rumored Boba Fett film finds itself turning into a trilogy itself helmed by Joe Johnston
  14. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    Brad Bird
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  15. black_saber

    black_saber Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Apr 4, 2002
    Steven speilberg should direct at least one spin off film, thou not my dream director but I think he would do fine.
  16. D.A. McCoy

    D.A. McCoy Jedi Knight star 2

    Mar 6, 2014
    Only person I would have preferred to direct VII than Abrams would have been Spielberg, so I'd love for him to do one.

    I'd love to see Jon Favreau direct one. Ridley Scott could also be a good choice depending on the type of story it was. Same with Ron Howard, for maybe a slower-paced story.

    It seems like the spin-offs aren't being picked up by "big" (popular in culture) directors, though. A lot of new people are coming in, which is cool as long as the movies aren't bad!
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  17. black_saber

    black_saber Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Apr 4, 2002
    just like how many Star wars spin-off movies, Episodes, animated EU stuff, and tv shows are there going to be? Its star wars madness and its awesome.

    Can you imagine if they did this for 30 years instead of book. One can only know how many movies we could of had with Harrison ford, carrie fisher, mark Hamill after return of the jedi.
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  18. SatineNaberrie

    SatineNaberrie Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 28, 2014
    Maybe Peter Jackson.
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  19. KDC1972

    KDC1972 Jedi Master star 1

    Jan 7, 2005
    Old school choices---James Cameron, Aliens is one of my favorite flicks of all time (not to mention he knows how to use practical effects as well as CGI--Terminator, T2, Titanic, Avatar). He is talented and can get the most of the story and talent around him.
    Ron Howard.

    New school.
    David Ayer (Fury, Training Day)
    Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith)
  20. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Aug 31, 2000
    James Cameron or Steven Spielberg
  21. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Mar 19, 1999
    Angelina Jolie
  22. markdeez

    markdeez Jedi Master star 3

    Oct 27, 2005
    Stanley Kubrick (Though we'll never get to see this come to fruition, obviously)
    Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium)
    Guillermo Del Toro (Pacific Rim, Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy)
    Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity, Children of Men)
    Alex Proyas (Dark City, The Crow, I Robot)
    Darren Aronofsky (Requiem For A Dream, Pi, The Wrestler, Black Swan)
    Duncan Jones (Moon)
    Terry Gilliam (Brazil, Twelve Monkeys)
    Zack Snyder (The Watchmen, Man of Steel, 300)
    Kevin Smith (As someone stated earlier, he's a huge fan, and I am particularly fond of Smith's work, though I'm sure most people here aren't. It'd be nice to see what kind of film he would do in the SW universe)
    Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow)
    The Wachowski Brothers (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas, V For Vendetta) (They can't write their own material worth a crap, so you give them a story treatment by Lucas and let them play in the SW universe, I think they'd do a great job)
    Spike Jonze (Playing off his hit film "Her", he makes a film in the SW universe about a human being falling in love with a protocol droid)
  23. Flapjack4

    Flapjack4 Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 6, 2014
    Noooo! Not Zack Snyder or the Wachowski Sibling please! ;-)

    Holy Motors director Leos Carax all the way
  24. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Jan 25, 2013
    Surprised that nobody has said George Lucas yet
  25. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    Lucas has already done some of the movies. He's retired too.
    Let some new blood come in.
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