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Who should Direct the Star Wars VII, VIII, and IX ? — Page 3

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I would love to see J. Michael Straczynski at the helm. I can think of almost no one more qualified for a project such as this.

Also, I'm a bit disturbed by all the Stardust love in this thread. That steaming pile of dreck makes the PT look like cinematic perfection in comparison. To quote Philip French, it "fails on every level and plumbs new depths of camp embarrassment." X-Men First Class was, admittedly, handled quite well (despite one or two continuity issues). But Stardust was so mind-numbingly awful, I'd feel pretty uneasy if Vaughn got the job.

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Akwat, are you by any chance referring to the stuff that contradicts certain stuff we find out in X-Men 3??? 'Cause Bryan Singer had nothing to do with that movie and he's the guy who produced First Class and is now directing the sequel. There are even rumors that the time travel shenanigans in the sequel could very well write x3 out of the continuity.

Anyway, thought I'd also drop the news in this thread as well:

"Furthermore, Arndt’s treatment will be looked over by several top directors including Brad Bird, Steven Spielberg, and J.J. Abrams, though none are confirmed to be involved at this time."

http://www.slashfilm.com/toy-story-3-scribe-michael-arndt-likely-to-pen-star-wars-vii/#more-147400

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Yes, that is primarily what I'm referring to. Not that it really bothered me that much in the X-Men franchise, but I'd really hate to see even more of the same continuity errors that plagued the PT-OT relationship extended into the ST as well. (Granted, Vaughn may not have been responsible for those continuity issues, and, as you say, X3 may be shortly retconned [we can only hope and pray]. My primary problem with Vaughn stems from Stardust; I genuinely enjoyed X-Men: First Class.)

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Akwat Kbrana said:

I would love to see J. Michael Straczynski at the helm. I can think of almost no one more qualified for a project such as this.

Also, I'm a bit disturbed by all the Stardust love in this thread. That steaming pile of dreck makes the PT look like cinematic perfection in comparison. To quote Philip French, it "fails on every level and plumbs new depths of camp embarrassment." X-Men First Class was, admittedly, handled quite well (despite one or two continuity issues). But Stardust was so mind-numbingly awful, I'd feel pretty uneasy if Vaughn got the job.

 

Stardust is like Casablanca compared to the PT.  But then again, you could say the same thing for just about any movie today.

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Cobra Kai said:

Stardust is like Casablanca compared to the PT.  But then again, you could say the same thing for just about any movie today.

Man, I just can't see it. Admittedly, the PT is bad. Really bad. But the worst of the worst? I can't agree. IMHO, Stardust is equal only to Graham Baker's Beowulf (1999) and Nick Willing's Jason and the Argonauts (2000) in terms of sheer cringe-worthy embarrassing rottenness. I'd rather sit through any or all of the PT than suffer through Stardust again.

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"Faster, more intense!"

"Same thing, only better!"

See, it should be me who directs them.  And I'll do it for 3/4 the payday Spielberg would want.

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J.J. Abrams should not be involved. I'm perfectly fine with him ripping off Star Wars for the rebooted Star Trek, but the man is overrated. Matthew Vaughn has been good in his collaborations with Bryan Singer - neither of them had anything to do with the god-awful X3 by Brett Rattner - but this talk of him being involved in a film worse than the prequels makes me uneasy. Spielberg, I think, isn't hungry enough to make a solid, non-sappy film anymore, though I love him to death and he's still an excellent filmmaker - just not the right fit. I vote we keep looking.

But as I said in the other thread, I'm very happy with the choice of Arndt as screenwriter. TS3 and LMS were very witty, highly entertaining films. The very least we could say is that the dialogue might not only not suck, but actually be solid, or even *gasp* memorable (in a good way!)

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I want 1980s Spielberg to direct. 

I wish that I could just wish my feelings away...but I can't.  Wishful wishing can only lead to wishes wished for in futile wishfulness, which is not what I wish to wish for. 

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It ain't Vaughn.

Several weeks ago when news broke that Vaughn was dropping out of First Class 2, it was reported that he would be directing a movie of Mark Millar's Secret Service instead. Then the Episode VII news broke and people starting going "Oh, I bet you THIS is the REAL REASON he dropped out of First Class 2." Mark Millar himself even debunked the rumor.

For the time being, it appears to be down to Bird, Abrams and Spielberg.

I loved Abrams' Star Trek (and I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with the partially-filmed-in-true-15/65-IMAX sequel), but for him to go from two Star Trek movies to directing a Star Wars movie would be a little too much like what happened with Bryan Singer going from X-Men and X2 to Superman Returns. Plus, I'm already hearing people make jokes about lens flares during lightsaber duels.

I love Spielberg, but I think the time for him directing a Star Wars movie was 1999. There's too much ill will towards him now after Crystal Skull, regardless of how many of that movie's problems may or may not have been caused by Lucas.

Bird is probably my favorite all-around choice. I saw Mission: Impossible 4 in honest-to-God 15/70 and the IMAX sequences were amazing.

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If that article is correct, it's interesting to see that Spielberg seems to be now claiming that he's *not* the guy for this particular'genre'.  Too bad if he *really* means that, as despite some of his mis-steps, he's certainly someone I'd have liked to have done one of them eventually.

I came across this recently, and wouldn't be disappointed if *this* guy get a crack at 'chapter 7' in that case -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rBpliHAVOQ

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""It's my best friend George's genre." Sounds like Spielberg to me. I heard he declined Episode I for the same reason.

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Honestly, I think writer and especially producer are going to be more important than the director job.

It's not like the director is going to get to go all auteur on us. What's important is the guy making the big decisions: script, casting, special effects, shooting shedule (imagine if ROTJ had 4 more weeks), cinematographer.

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A good director will knock the unsightly from a bad script and add what is missing and fight to keep what works.

A bad director will mangle a reasonable script.

Think Ridley Scott on Alien and Ridley Scott on Prometheus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Bingowings said:

A good director will knock the unsightly from a bad script and add what is missing and fight to keep what works.

A bad director will mangle a reasonable script.

Think Ridley Scott on Alien and Ridley Scott on Prometheus.

 Not saying a director is UNimportant, but a good producer and competent director couple put out a great Star Wars.

 

And what the HELL was reasonable about "Prometheus?" :( The two headed clone of Hitchcock and Fellini couldn't have made that script any good.

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I actually think the composer is a disproportionate part of the success of a Star Wars movie.  I am worried about John Williams- like Spielberg, I love him but he is not hungry in the same way.

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I like how the thread title includes "the" before "Star Wars".

How cool would it be if the new movies were called, "The Star Wars"?

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Journal of the Whills: From the Adventures of ..... The Skywalkers: Episode VII: THE STAR WARS