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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. GregMcP

    GregMcP Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jul 7, 2015
    Neil's in the Garth Edwards camp.
    He has great ideas and visual sense, but he has a rough time with plot (edit: actually, he can write an interesting plot. Delete this bit) and dialog.

    I can look at Chappie, and I can see what he's trying to do, but it doesn't quite work.
    I think, like Gareth, he needs his hand held when it comes to "human" characters. And that matters alot in Star Wars.

    But give him a story heavily based on the lives of Droids. The IG88 movie. :)
  2. GregMcP

    GregMcP Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jul 7, 2015
    So. This Taika thing...
    Click bait or genuine?

    Okay... It's a story fluttering around dodgy rumour sites right now.
    Some reporter must have said "What about that Taika?" to Kathleen Kennedy, and she said ""I would love for him to direct a Star Wars movie. I think he has exactly the right sensibility"

    And that's all.
    Okay. Fair enough.
    Doesn't mean much.
  3. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

    Aug 9, 2004
    Yeah, that's not going to happen.
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  4. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

    Mar 26, 2013
    - George Lucas
    - Peter Jackson
    - Zack Snyder
    - Christopher Nolan
  5. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

    Aug 9, 2004
    I find it amazingly hilarious that Kennedy said Taika Waititi has the right "sensibility" for SW, just after giving Lord and Miller the bullet.
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  6. solo77

    solo77 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Aug 28, 2002
    Rian Johnson........haha just kidding.

    And to think they've given him a whole trilogy, the horror!!!!!!!!!
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  7. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

    Dec 18, 2012
    Joe Johnston...kind of surprised Disney hasn't tapped him yet. He'd certainly be instrumental in making me see whatever SW movie he'd helm*; otherwise, no one. I'm good waiting on the Obi-Wan standalone.

    *I hope Marvel nabs him again for something too.

    Probably repeating myself...but he's the only one now.
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  8. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

    Aug 9, 2004
    Apparently after The Silver Chair, he’s done. He’s retiring.
  9. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

    Dec 18, 2012
    Yes, I read about Joe’s retirement after I posted, but was unable to get back into the forum to update. Thank you.

    With Joe out, I cannot think of anyone due to the LFL brass. Whomever takes on SW, I wish them well.

    DARTHSHAME Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 19, 2003
    After the bad writing of Rian Johnson in TLJ, any future directors should pay attention to past lore and stay true to the characters. Whether the director is Spielberg, Nolan, etc.

    The artistry and cinematography of TLJ was ok, the problem was the poor writing and character development.
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  11. ewoksimon

    ewoksimon Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Oct 26, 2009
    BB-8: A Star Wars Story

    Directed by Spike Jonze
  12. Dory Vader

    Dory Vader Jedi Knight star 3

    Dec 15, 2015
    M. Knight
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  13. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Master star 4

    May 6, 2014
    It's even more funny after watching TLJ, where they open a skywalker saga film with a skit from SNL.

    I really have no idea what's going on at lucasfilm anymore.
  14. Nipuhanipera

    Nipuhanipera Jedi Grand Master star 5

    May 25, 2014
    I want Tommy Wiseau, just so he can say "Oh, hai Mark!" to Hamill when they meet on set. :)
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  15. DarthHass

    DarthHass Jedi Master star 2

    Nov 20, 2004
    I'll bite.

    Kathryn Bigelow or Sofia Coppola. If they haven't been mentioned.

    And Clint Eastwood.
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  16. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

    Oct 4, 1998
    Eastwood and bounty hunters. They'd go together like bacon and eggs.
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  17. DarthHass

    DarthHass Jedi Master star 2

    Nov 20, 2004
    Maybe they could get him to direct Kenobi. They better move fast tho. He's not getting any younger.
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  18. Trinu 3.0

    Trinu 3.0 Jedi Youngling

    Dec 19, 2017
    Alfonso Cuaron.
    Guillermo del Toro.
    Park Chan-wook.
    Sofia Coppola.
    Darren Aronofsky.
    Christopher Nolan.
    Bong Joon Ho.
    David Yates.
    The Wachowskis.

    They could bring so much to the SW universe.
  19. Ren Kylo

    Ren Kylo Jedi Knight star 2

    Dec 23, 2015
    thinking about how we might never get a star wars film directed by taika
  20. Mungo Baobab

    Mungo Baobab Woefully whimsical Whill of New Films star 4 Staff Member Manager

    Dec 2, 2014
    Guillermo Del Toro...he's expressed interest in making a movie about Jabba, but I'd love to see him tackle something along the lines of a myth, or fairy tale about the Force set during the galaxy's very early history, perhaps even before the Jedi existed. A GFFA version of Journey to the West, maybe.
  21. Leoluca Randisi

    Leoluca Randisi Jedi Master star 5

    Jun 24, 2014
    Brad Bird....
  22. Darth Droid

    Darth Droid Jedi Knight star 2

    Jul 4, 2013
    Denis Villenueve. I do not care what it is.
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  23. GregMcP

    GregMcP Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jul 7, 2015
    A film by Taiki Waititi would be funny and silly and poke fun at favorite characters.
    True Star Wars fans don't like that.
    Star Wars is Serious Business.
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  24. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Nov 20, 2012
    Amazing. Every word you just said was right.
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  25. Chained Prometheus

    Chained Prometheus Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 24, 2013
    My dream director for a Star Wars film would be Alfonso Cuaron. If Rian doesn't helm the director's chair for the entire new trilogy he's working on, I really hope that Cuaron is approached to do either the second or third film.