Hello interwebs! As we all know, Episode VII of the Star Wars franchise is slated to be here in 2015. With that information known, we have time to worry about who the director should be. So many great names have come to mind. Some of them have declined the job without an offer, like J.J. Abrams. Others that have been mentioned just don’t seem right for a Star Wars movie. As much as I love Quentin Tarantino, I don’t think he would be a good fit for this. There has also been a lot of talk about Matthew Vaughn taking the reigns, at least for Episode VII. Borys Kit, who writes for The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision, later squashed the rumor on Twitter, saying:
“Good Matthew Vaughn directing Star Wars Episode 7 rumor out there. Being told it’s not true.” You can all comment with your sad face emoticon. Starting……….NOW!
Hopefully you had enough time to show off your broken heart now because it is time to talk about a few who I think would work great for Star Wars. This is a conversation though, so instead of just discussing the two that I mention, let’s talk about who you want as well.
First, I have to mention David Yates. You may remember him from a small project, the last four Harry Potter movies. I know, so we want a director who’s biggest film were for kids? I don’t think they were actually made for kids to watch. They chose him to make the movies that moved Potter from the cute children’s movies to the dark stunning movies that were nominated for countless awards. With the story that can only be speculated on at this point, it is hard to say what parts of Yates’ direction would work best for this movie. I can’t help myself, so I will speculate. The next trilogy of Star Wars will, likely, follow some of the Expanded Universe story lines. (Will we be seeing the back from the Sarlacc pitt, Boba Fett?) These are dark books about dark times. The way that Yates can bring darkness to a movie franchise, we would be in for a real treat. You may wonder if he is the right guy with only four big movies under his belt. I think it’s about time Star Wars takes a director who is on the rise instead of one who has already reach their peak.
The second director is Michael Rymer. He is most famous for heading up the Battlestar Galactica reboot. You may also recognize Queen of the Damned, an episode of American Horror Story: Asylum, and now an episode of the upcoming TV series, Hannibal. He may not be the most famous of directors to be named as a perfect fit, but he does such a great job with his projects. In fact, he even wrote a couple of the more stunning episodes of BSG. This means he has the creativity to make a truly fantastic Star Wars film. I would also be interested to see what he would do with easter eggs and homaging (Is that even a word?) of the original series. He did it quite often with the BSG series through the years it was on the air.
What do you think of the possible directors for Star Wars: Episode VII?
Good evening Interwebs,
Disney bought Lucasfilm today for $4.05 billion. (that would be nine zeros) With that, the official press release states that Episode 7 will have a target release of 2015. Are we going to get an animated Mickey Skywalker short?
Or will this be an epic movie along the lines of Pirates of the Caribbean? I just can’t see a Jedi trying to figure out why the rum’s all gone. With this acquisition, Disney is truly setting itself up as the ultimate media juggernaut.
With the extensive Star Wars Universe that was continued through books, the possibilities for the series are almost endless. The extension of the Saga will not be limited to one film though. Disney is, as usual, going to bleed it dry. According to Kathleen Kennedy, the current Co-Chairman and soon to be President of Lucasfilm, “Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.” George Lucas will remain with the company as a creative consultant.
We shall see how Disney does with such a beloved series. I, for one, hope that they do it the justice that George took away. Please Disney, we do not need any more Jar Jars.