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Discussion Who Should Direct the Next/Future Star Wars Film(s)?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Future Films - Spoilers Allowed' started by Darth Chiznuk , May 14, 2019.

  1. vaderito

    vaderito Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Gore Verbinski. First 3 POTC movies were basically SW (and LOTR) on high seas. The man has insane flare with visuals and he was also fully on board with Depp's take on Sparrow that some Disney PTB were uncomfortable with. I adobe first 3 and consider them better than what passes for quality entertianment these days.

    James Wan. He nailed Aquaman. he nailed the scale and fun. He isn't pretentous and fully gets whimsical unlike many suggested directors who seem only interested in dour and serioues.

    Patty Jenkins if she cuts down on slo mo. I thought that WW did a great job with characters which is super important. Not so much with action at least third act with Ares almost ruined the rest retroactively. But character work was ace. Just please enough with slo mo this isn't 2007.
     
  2. InterestingLurker

    InterestingLurker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Actually, Gore Verbinski is underrated in that nobody seems to know him (my personal anecdote here) and he would probably do well with a Star Wars film.

    POTC basically went downhill after him.
     
  3. Leoluca Randisi

    Leoluca Randisi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I especially liked it for the same reason I liked Captain America First Avenger It was a period piece and I thought the Love story was written well because a Woman wrote it! I thought the film had heart!
     
  4. InterestingLurker

    InterestingLurker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Honestly, this has been brought up before, but you could bring up Steven Spielberg since he's an associate of Lucas.

    Truth be told, though, he hasn't been good for a while and I haven't seen any films by him recently.
     
  5. vaderito

    vaderito Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Indeed.

    TLJ used POTC DMC and AWE DP Heinrichs. I was not surprised that TLJ had a salt flats set for that was so effectively used in AWE (Davey Jones Locker).
     
  6. PymParticles

    PymParticles Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Spielberg is still great. His dramas from the past ten years like War Horse, Lincoln, The Post, and Bridge of Spies all display that. The issue is he doesn't seem to have any interest in the blockbuster films most of his know and admire him for, and that's okay; that's just his growth as an artist. But if you look at something like, say Ready Player One (which you really shouldn't look at) the film is completely lifeless and devoid of passion. I think there's a good reason why he dropped out of directing Indiana Jones, preferring to let some fresh blood come into the series, but leapt through hoops to ensure he made West Side Story, as he's always wanted to direct a musical.
     
  7. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Feige's #1 Fan and Ryan Church Aficionado star 6

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    Sam Mendes
     
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  8. PymParticles

    PymParticles Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I hear that Taika Waititi is pretty hot right now, maybe they should tap him?
     
  9. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  10. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Why do you link to another forum when you have the link to the actual announcement right there?
     
  11. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Feige's #1 Fan and Ryan Church Aficionado star 6

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    I’d like to see Waititi direct a Star Wars film.
     
  12. starfish

    starfish Chosen One star 5

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    I would like that also lol
     
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  13. PymParticles

    PymParticles Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, I go through all the effort of creating a thread that doesn't contain a dig at the brainless cretins that post on here, and this is the thanks I get for being nice?
     
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  14. Django Fett

    Django Fett Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Heard about Waititi a few days ago, could it be a story about a scoundrel coming good?

    ;)
     
  15. darthgator1217

    darthgator1217 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    What I am wondering is is there anyone out there who has the creativity of George Lucas to really come up with a great story and characters. There are plenty of good directors out there. Great storytellers? Hmmmmm.......
     
  16. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I keep hearing rumors that Lucasfilm wants someone BIG like High pedigree BIG to sail the ship for whatever the next big thing Star Wars is...But that could just be rumor.
     
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  17. The Chalk Jedi

    The Chalk Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    Stanley Kubrick.
     
  18. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Feige's #1 Fan and Ryan Church Aficionado star 6

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    Bor Gullet.
     
  19. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Force Ghost star 6

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    The Duffer Brothers (at least they should announce them so they can fire someone someday)
     
  20. Bob Effette

    Bob Effette Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Jean-Pierre Jeunet. With Dominique Pinon as a Jedi Master.
     
  21. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Jedi Master star 4

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    The nerd from Den of Nerds keeps alluding to this but refuses to say who it is.
     
  22. ewoksimon

    ewoksimon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Another outside the box option I'd consider is J.C. Chandor. I think he's one of the smarter directors out there, with an eye for both texture and scope and he also deftly balances large ensembles. Margin Call, All is Lost, A Most Violent Year and Triple Frontier are all worth seeing.
     
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  23. imperial scum

    imperial scum Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Quentin Tarantino - to turn it into a bloody mess
    Zack Snyder - to make everything dark and depressing
    Ridley Scott - grotesque aliens and rebelling a.i.
    Christopher Nolan - extra confusing with pseudo-philosophical dialogue
     
  24. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Screaming Service / FFS! star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I want Christopher Nolan for his audio sensibilities.

    Whenever a Star Destroyer drops out of hyperspace it will be noted with a massive cinema-quaking bass fart.
     
  25. PymParticles

    PymParticles Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    And not only will the sound effects be deafening and building-shaking, the dialogue will be slightly above a whisper.

    I'm not convinced there isn't something horribly wrong with Nolan's ears.