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Some spam got posted yesterday on Around the Shoe. It was an article on possible star wars directors. It mentioned Abrams himself saying that he is too big of a star wars fan to direct them, and that his only participation in these movies will be as a paying movie goer. So not sure if this news is true or not.
And I hope it's not true, the same guy that directed star trek can't direct star wars....it's just not right! Plus star trek wasn't even that good. It's alright.
Lastly, star wars ep.1-3 do NOT suck. I love the originals but i loved these ones too. Granted, Jar Jar is pretty retarded, I'll give you that. But i think everyone who says they sucked are just diehard fans of the originals trying to hold on to a legacy they wished would have just been left alone. I mean, what's so bad about them? In the first one you get to see Anakin as a kid, podracing, Darth Maul, watching Anakin have to leave his mom behind.....
I think the 3rd one is the best in the whole series, just so much tragedy.
I realize they're different than the originals and not what people were expecting but they're very entertaining!
Anyway, i think the new star wars director should be a no name guy, or someone old school. I don't wanna see any of this bandwagon crap of Nolan, Weedon, Abrams, Favraeu.....
Time and change will surely (truly) show
How firm thy friendship ... OHIO!
Annnndddd, this is where I abandon this thread.
Wouldve loved to see Steven Spielberg to take up the challenge.
JJ Abrams is not too bad choice.
James Cameron of Aliens and Terminator is a great choice.
Luc Besson of the Fifth Element is not bad choice.
Robert Zemeckis isn't bad choice either.
This post was edited by buckeyebison 15 months ago
Guillermo del Toro made the short list. I'm a big fan of Pan's Labyrinth. Hell Boy is cool too but too "cartoonish" for Star Wars.
For the guy who questioned Arnt's writing resume and the lack of sci-fi he has done, he actually wrote the upcoming sci-fi thriler with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman you have likely seen the TV spot for already called Oblivion. It looks fantastic. Arnt is one of hollywoods best young writers, they knocked one out of the park getting him to write the new Star Wars. And I am happy JJ is directing even though I am not a big Trek guy. I just respect the guy as a filmmaker immensely.
Also count me in as another person who loves the prequels. They get way more shit than they deserve. Especially Revenge of the Sith which is a fantastic movie. How anyone who has ever liked Star Wars can not like that one is beyond me. The last hour of the movie gives me chills just thinking about it.
So yeah, bring on 7, 8, and 9.
This post was edited by SteveS78 15 months ago
I agree Arnt has done good stuff. But I will hold out my opinion until Oblivion comes out. And that fact that Tom Cruise is in means I probably won't see it until Netflix for RedBox.
IV,V,VI are untouchable...they are only ruining what we grew up loving.
Wow Dude, great mind think alike. I just told my friend the other day I thought Zemeckis might be a good choice, I even mentioned Cameron too.
Whoever mentioned Del Toro, that's the first name I've seen mentioned for the short list that i like
I feel ya, but I just look at it as a bonus, these news ones can't take away from the old and I really liked the return of the sith. Pretty cool watching Vader become Vader
The films I, II, and III really had nowhere to go. I liked them very much. But the story was predictable because we already knew the back story. The new Star Wars film can really go anywhere so that sounds pretty exciting. I am looking forward to it.
Agreed. The prequels had to be about a certain thing which limited where Lucas could go with them. 7-9 can literally go anywhere, which is really exciting. Anyways, I love all 6 films and I am sure soon I will be able to say I love all 9 films and beyond.
Anyhow, its now offical:
It looks and sounds like Disney is pulling out all the stops for the new trilogy. New blood, people associated with the older films, and a great director. Plus, even though Lucas created Star Wars, I think the new films will benefit greatly without his involvement in every single detail.
Yeah, even though I loved the prequels. Its always nice to get some new blood involved. I think the biggest improvement will be the script as a few of us have already discussed. Believe me, Lucas himself feels the same way. I know for a fact that he has never liked the scriptwriting process and have even heard him poke fun at his own script writing weaknesses. He has always prefered the post production aspect like editing (editing is where he started out I believe).
The best part about this all is that even though they have a new writer and a new director and new producers....through it all this is all being developed based on an original story treatment by Lucas that Arnt's script is based upon. So at the end of the day, its still George's movie. Still his story. Which is the way it should be.
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