So let's play Fantasy Lucasfilm Star Wars management. You gotta get Star Wars moving. You need a director for Ep. 8, and you have to come up with two Star Wars spin off movies. Get as detailed about what crew / idea as you want to be. For episode 8, you can't pick Lucas, he's retried. You can pick Abrams but the guy kind of wants a break which will push back Ep. 8 release date. You can pick Steven Spielberg but since he wants to make one of his serious talky awards movies, it's going to push back the Ep. 8 release date *and* you're going to lose one Star Wars spin off movie because you gotta take that money that you had for Spinoff movie #2 and push it into the budget for Spielberg's seriously talky award movie! Aside from that, directorial field seems to be wide open. Unless you pick Uwe Boll. You'd be fired on the spot and possibly shot out of a canon for that one. And you can't *say* you're making Star Wars movies and instead fuel all the cash using creative accounting into the Cayman islands or whatever. No skim! No shell game! Make Star Wars yours! Aside from using John Williams to score the spin-offs as well, he's saving his A-game for the Episodes. Episode 8 director: Matthew Vaughn. Guy makes very pretty and cool movies, is unabashed Star Wars fan. Spin-off 1: Obi-Wan Kenobi Tatooine post Ep. 3/ pre Ep 4 flick. Get back McGregor and Joel Edgerton (Uncle Owen in Ep. 2 / 3 and is actually doing some great work now), let both actors bounce off each other as their friendship deteriorates, make it "True Grit" but with a old guy with a lightsaber instead. Directed by Rian Johnson who did "Brick" and "Looper" because he's great at mashing up genres. Music by John Murphy (28 Days Later, Sunshine) because his tunes sound cool. Spin-off 2: Emperor Palpatine / Darth Vader Dark Times movie. Sort of follow the game of one-upmanship between Master and Apprentice, they try to selectively outdo each other but also feed off each other. Maybe trying to track down a combined threat. They can start of as very antagonistic between the two but actually become stronger as a team by the end of the film and go forth to get the galatic enslave on. Go big or go home, I'm picking Christopher Nolan and the script by Nolan and his brother Johnathan Nolan. Ever seen "The Prestige"? Kinda like that. But with Sith instead of 19th century magicians. Time-shifting narrative plot twists galore, unlike a typical Star Wars movie. Get Hans Zimmer for music as well!