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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. jimmycrank

    jimmycrank Jedi Knight star 4

    Dec 29, 2015
    dammit beat me to it ;)
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  2. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

    Dec 18, 2012
    That is genius...dang it now I want this to happen.
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  3. Jordan1Kenobi

    Jordan1Kenobi WINNAR, CB DRAFT, CONQUEROR OF DP4M, also host star 6 VIP - Game Host

    Sep 30, 2012
    Christopher Nolan.
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  4. Ren Kylo

    Ren Kylo Jedi Knight star 2

    Dec 23, 2015
    edgar wright. i want to see the gffa version of shaun of the dead.
  5. GunganSlayer

    GunganSlayer Jedi Master star 3

    Jan 24, 2013
    I know Johnston has said he's retiring after The Silver Chair, but plenty of people in showbiz "retire" and then come back, so you never know. Disney recently brought him on board to direct reshoots for their Nutcracker film, scheduled for release later this year.

    A few months ago, Johnston was also announced as director to a high profile Wanda sci-fi film in China, but I haven't heard much movement on that since its initial announcement.
  6. Bowen

    Bowen Force Ghost star 5

    Sep 6, 1999
    Preferably more unknown and up and coming directors frankly. I want them controllable and easily manipulated so we don’t get their “style” too much impacting what else is supposed to happen.

    I hate to say this but it’s so much easier to say who I would hate. I want to be open minded but I think Cuaron for instance is one of the worst directors in Hollywood and I legitimately hate everything he does. He makes everything boring and is clueless with directing actors. His performances are cringeworthy for the most part. I’m sorry I know most love him but he would ruin Star Wars. Even worse would be Paul Thomas Anderson who would make the most boring film ever made.

    After Blade Runner 2049, ok, I’ll bite - I would like Villanueve. I hated Arrival and think it was poorly written, boring, nothing happens at all, bad ending. A real pile. But it’s clear to me he has all of the talent to make a masterpiece, that was just a terrible script.

    Star Wars should be epic and action packed but also thought provoking and deep. To me Rian Johnson is the perfect Star Wars director and it was a fantastic choive giving him a trilogy.

    I would be curious to see who they choose next because I think avoiding bigger directors with too much built in style is a great move. A guy like Ron Howard for instance is a consummate professional who will take the script and really make the best movie possible from it. Rush for instance was a masterful film and basically perfectly crafted I think. But some of my favorite directors like David Fincher and Ridley Scott would be a poor fit despite being so talented.
  7. intravenusdemilo

    intravenusdemilo Jedi Padawan star 1

    Dec 21, 2015
    Steven Speilberg
    Joe Johnson based on his Rocketeer and Captain America work
    And the late TONY SCOTT would make a fantastic, light-hearted, fast-paced Star Wars film. Something not so important....but fast and fun.
  8. jaqen

    jaqen Chosen One star 5

    Jul 22, 2004
    I'm going to be very surprised if Guillermo del Toro isn't eventually asked to direct a SW film.
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  9. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Oct 3, 2016
    Tim Burton!
  10. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 13, 2003
    The Shape of Water is fantastic.... my favorite del Toro. I hope he gets to make a Jabba film, as he has wished to do this. I would settle for anything by him, though.
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  11. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Mar 4, 2011
    Patty Jenkins or Ryan Coogler
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  12. GregMcP

    GregMcP Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jul 7, 2015
    My God the girl hating blathering that would happen online if Patty Jenkins got a gig.
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  13. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 3, 2012
    Guillermo del Toro or Matthew Vaughn.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
  14. GregMcP

    GregMcP Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jul 7, 2015
    Wes Anderson making a whimsical stop motion animation movie about Jawas.
    With Bill Murray voicing Mur-ri the Jawa who plays piano at the cantina.
    Darth-Seldon and Siphonophore like this.
  15. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 13, 2003
    Jim Jarmusch making a black and white collection of shorts titled Caf and Deathsticks. One short features Bill Murray playing a caf shop operator named Beel Mooree who serves two jawas named Rzwa and Gzwa of the Wu-Tinni Clan.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
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  16. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

    May 17, 2003
    Ridley Scott doing a film about the Coruscant underground (taking some of the concept/development from George's TV project)

    Spielberg directing a movie about Luke set between ROTJ and TFA. It could begin with Sebastian Stan in the role and end with Hamill reprising the role for the sack on the Jedi Academy.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
  17. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Dec 22, 2015
    Michael Moore: Bowling for Coruscant
    anakinfansince1983 likes this.
  18. Cedric T Sealion

    Cedric T Sealion Jedi Knight star 1

    Jul 19, 2014
    Nolan. Everything he touches is golden.
  19. Cedric T Sealion

    Cedric T Sealion Jedi Knight star 1

    Jul 19, 2014
    Or Matthew Vaughn. Not seen Kingsman 2 yet though, may change my mind after that LOL. :D
  20. Ricardo Funes

    Ricardo Funes Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 18, 2015
  21. miasma

    miasma Jedi Master star 4

    Mar 29, 2013
    What about Lindsay Norgard. He directed "Princess Warrior," so he already has experience with filming lightsaber battles. Seems like a no-brainer.
    GregMcP likes this.
  22. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

    Aug 9, 2004
    People would still complain.
  23. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 10, 2005
    Pernilla August.
  24. kyloten

    kyloten Jedi Youngling

    Jan 9, 2018
    I would love for Gareth Edwards to be able to direct a Star Wars film alone, by himself, with little interference. Rogue One was amazing but it could have been even better if Gareth had more control! Also, Christopher Nolan and Ridley Scott would be great.
  25. oldtimefan 2

    oldtimefan 2 Jedi Padawan star 1

    Dec 27, 2017
    No good the Soundtrack sucks.
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