The SW (both old and new) has had a handful of really experienced directors and gifted writers working on it. But the choice of some writers and directors is confusing. Some of these people used to have either little no credit at all, or were but not impressive enough to work on SW films. Here are some of them: * Gary Whitta: good video game man, but his films credits are not impressive at all. How could he be hired on SW after After Earth? Although his script for the RO was later rewritten, the fact of hiring him raises questions. * Gareth Edwards: just the average director whose pre-SW films had 6/10. Disney probably should have realized that he was not the safest choice. * Jonathan Kasdan wrote and directed only two unremarkable and mixed films. In many ways, his father’s connections gave him a job rather than a talent for writing. Nepotism # 1. * Chris Terrio: a guy who wrote one good film in his entire career, but otherwise his credits are weak for writing the final episode of such a great saga. * Bryce Dallas Howard: I would understand if she participated in The Mandalorian as an actress. But she is a director, moreover, she did not have any highly valued weighty credits before, and the connection with her father helped in many ways. Nepotism # 2. * Joby Harold: He has good films where he was only an executive producer. But he only has two written credits, and both are very mixed. Nevertheless, he was entrusted with such a series, which could have invited someone with a more impressive list of works. Someone might argue that Lucas also doesn't have much experience before ANH. Yes, but both of his pre-SW films have become iconic and highly acclaimed. Irvin Kershner and Richard Marquand made not very visible films before OT, but they were highly regarded and it was in terms of directing that they were shot well. Lawrence Kasdan had no screen credits before TESB, but his unproduced screenplays were highly regarded in the film industry and he was considered a very promising guy. What do you think about this?