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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. panki

    panki Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Ryan Coogler
    Jon Favreau
     
  2. GoJohnnyGo

    GoJohnnyGo Jedi Knight star 1

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    How about George Lucas and JJ team up for one. George can provide the vision and JJ more the details.
     
  3. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Tommy Wiseau

    "There was this one guy. He fell to the dark side. His boss found out, made him slaughter all the younglings."

    "Ha ha ha what a story Mark!"
     
  4. Bowen

    Bowen Force Ghost star 5

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    My dream Star Wars director is me, if I’m being honest :p lol. Can’t think of anyone else who knows the saga better, comes at a cheaper rate (DGA minimum is fine), and would take better advantage of the opportunity :p
     
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  5. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Porg of New Films & Fan Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Pfft, get in line! :p

    (From three years ago: )
     
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  6. The Regular Mustache

    The Regular Mustache Jedi Master star 4

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    Dreams are weird and surreal. My dream director would probably be a talking banana.
     
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  7. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The Episode X-XII trilogy could center around Johnny Solo, the adult son of Ben and Rey. He continues to fall to the grey side of the Force, even though he should be as good as his mom or as evil has his dad. Internal conflict takes over. "I am tearing me apart, meesa!"
    "I did not hit her, it's not true, it's bantha doodoo, I did not hit her! I did not. Oh, hi Bendu!"
     
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  8. xoubara

    xoubara Jedi Master star 2

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    Joss Whedon
    Brad Bird
    Bong Joon-ho
    Edgar Wright
    Yeon Sang-ho
    James Mangold
    Taika Waititi
    Kathryn Bigelow
    Zhang Yimou
    Christopher McQuarrie

    I could go on and on.
     
  9. Bowen

    Bowen Force Ghost star 5

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    Hahaha talking banana I love it. Yeah exactly well I won’t lie the ultimate dream would be to direct a SW movie but I would feel like I did something pretty awesome still if I could second unit direct a TV episode one day lol and hey that may be a realistic goal! If they keep making content, you put yourself in the conversation, second unit directing work would just take the right connection.

    Heck even if I made it as a big director I’d be happy to second unit direct anything SW for minimum pay just for fun :) It’s SW!
     
  10. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Force Ghost star 10

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    I really think they should stick with the spinoff singular films.
     
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  11. xoubara

    xoubara Jedi Master star 2

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    So do I. One trilogy at a time, please.
     
  12. GregMcP

    GregMcP Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Hayao Miyazaki
    A Ghibli Star Wars series.
     
  13. Rhyoth

    Rhyoth Jedi Knight star 3

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    Guillermo del Toro : let's give the Master of Monsters a toolbox full of aliens.
     
  14. xoubara

    xoubara Jedi Master star 2

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    It would be nice to see ghibli making a star wars movie, but it is so highly improbable I wouldn't even mention them here lol

    As for Del Toro, only if he trustes the script to someone more talented than him.
     
  15. Millennium Falcon 888

    Millennium Falcon 888 Jedi Master star 4

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    @Bowen, I would love to see a Star Wars movie directed by you... Even if it's a short fan-made SW Story, why not? ^:)^

    But with regards to the topic, I think Peter Jackson can be a great Star Wars director... As well as other famed people like James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, Ang Lee, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, and even George's buddy Steven Spielberg... =D=

    Oh, let's not forget Quentin Tarantino also... Who can also act as a bounty hunter in a future SW movie, since he has the look and personality to match! :p
     
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  16. Ren Kylo

    Ren Kylo Jedi Knight star 2

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    after seeing black panther, i would love for ryan coogler to get a shot
     
  17. Pro Scoundrel

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

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    THREAD MERGE, AND TITLE UPDATE.
     
  18. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Ava DuVernay
    Ryan Coogler
    Taika Waititi
    Patty Jenkins
     
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  19. PymParticles

    PymParticles Cruel but Fair Tyrant of New Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    If Ryan Coogler doesn't get at least get asked to direct a Star Wars film I will riot in the streets.
     
  20. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Force Ghost star 6

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    I would prefer the Directors to have a bit of experience under their belts and actually understand SW. Some would argue that Johnson did not have a long enough track record to be given a Saga movie. Perhaps LFL should avoid the 'flavour of the month' newbies and stick to the veterans?
     
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  21. Oissan

    Oissan Force Ghost star 7

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    "Understanding Star Wars" is an empty phrase, there is no meaning behind it. The fandom alone is split into a ton of different opinions about what Star Wars is or should be about. Just because someone has a different opinion doesn't mean that he or she "doesn't understand Star Wars", contrary to what some people on here want you to believe.

    Not that Lucasfilm can win anyway. If they go with talented newcomers who have shown their talent but haven't been around for ages, they get accused of choosing people who lack experience. If they go with someone established, they get criticised for only choosing from the "old boys club" and not taking chances on those who bring fresh ideas. Then you can also add the loud but small groups of people who start an outcry if they choose a white man ("why not a women or a black guy? they never get a chance from Lucasfilm!") or if they choose the opposite ("bla bla femi-nazi, bla bla diversity is evil, us whites get persecuted now!"). Lucasfilm should choose who they feel is right for the job. That can be a newcomer as well as someone who has been around for ages. There is nothing that makes a veteran automatically better or more knowledgeable about Star Wars, nor does a young director automatically have better ideas than a veteran.
     
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  22. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Force Ghost star 6

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    On the contrary, there actually is. You talk about a split fandom, which I agree with, but if you can create a movie that panders to each and every one of those fans to a certain degree then you 'understand SW'. The things that hooked me, when I first saw the news clips way back when, were Threepio and the X-Wings. I'm old enough now to chuckle at 'Mega-destroyers bristling with Ion cannons' but still know how excited some are by that type of thing. A Director (and more importantly the writer), if they understand the SW fandom and if they are a fan themselves, has a better than average chance of producing a decent SW movie. If that person is older and/or has more life experience the better IMHO.
     
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  23. Oissan

    Oissan Force Ghost star 7

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    Not only could such a movie not possibly exist, but doing something like that most definately doesn't mean you understand Star Wars. Nor does a person being older or more experienced mean that he or she is in any way more capable of writing or directing such a movie.

    It is impossible to pander to all those people, because many of the positons are polar opposites of each other. If you try to ignore that and only pander a bit to everyone, you end up with a giant mess that no one really likes. The last thing that ever could create a good movie is going by check-list to see if you truly have taken everyone into account. There really isn't a worse approach than that.

    There is nothing like "understanding Star Wars". Star Wars means something different for everyone. What you think Star Wars should be is something that another person may think of as everything Star Wars shouldn't be. And a writer or director who you might think didn't "get it" might be someone who someone else thinks absolutely nailed it.
     
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  24. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Force Ghost star 6

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    On the contrary..... there really aren't that many elements, not that many polar opposites. The GFFA and it's fandom is not really that expansive and complicated.
     
  25. Oissan

    Oissan Force Ghost star 7

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    Yes there are. I really don't see how anyone can claim otherwise. There are the purists who dislike anything beyond the OT, there are those who like everything Lucas has done but disagree with the new movies, there are those who hated the prequels but liked what Disney has done so far. And there are those who liked all movies. There are those who loved the old EU and never got over it being cast aside. There are those who love the tv-shows and those who think they are a waste of time that should never be considered canon. And all of those groups have multiple sub-divisions as well.

    Then you can move on to what people actually want. Some want every movie to be something completely new, because Lucas went out there and tried things instead of repeating the same formular. Some don't want to see things stray too much away from what they got in the past. Some are happy when they get something that is sort of a best-of of Star Wars because it "feels right", others disagree completely, because if they wanted to see something that reminds them of the old movies, they would watch the old movies. Some want the old characters to be like they were 30 years ago, others want them to develop. Some want the old characters to be important, others want to see the new ones take charge. The list goes on and on.

    There is absolutely nothing that correctly defines whether someone understands Star Wars or not. The only thing that actually exists, are opinions and personal preferences, which may or may not align with those who make the movies. The idea that someone "doesn't get Star Wars" because he did things a person didn't like, is absurd to say the least.
     
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