No word on a director for any upcoming Star Wars movies yet, but Marketsaw 3D has a "trusted source" that seems to point to the following directors being in the running:
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Steven Speilberg, who may actually get to direct his episode of STARWARS after all.Now, I am/was a huge fan of the original trilogy. The prequels have in my opinion, taken much of the soul away from the originals, especially with all of the alterations that they (originals) have endured in the process. Some people keep saying that they are (were) Lucas's movies and he can do with them what he darn well pleases. Well, He sure couldn't have just just made $4 billion without an audience that supported him and if the quality of the originals was on par with the prequels, I HIGHLY doubt that there would have been even a second film made, let alone a trio of prequels. In my opinion, the only reason the the prequels did so well financially is because of the footsteps that they walked in. I think that the vast majority of people out there would back me on that too. Anyway, I have been wanting to see what a Spielberg Star Wars movie could be like ever since I can remember and I think Joss Whedon would make a terrific follow-up movie. Avengers caught a lot of people off guard because the movie just stays true to some forgotten '80s formula where summer action movies can just be fun and intelligent without having to try to be all emo or overly complex just for the sake of it. There is a purity there that would just ring true with a movie set in the Star Wars universe. Not on the list, I have also heard Brad Bird's (Iron Giant, The Incredibles, MI: Ghost Protocol) name thrown around and he would also possibly make a good choice. Either way, this is looking to be interesting and already has the feel of being put back on the right track, even if little is known.
- Neil Blomkamp, District 9, Elysium.
- Alfonso Cuarón, Children of Men, Gravity (which is a masterpiece by the way) When I was told this name, I said that's the guy.
- Matthew Vaughn. Kick Ass, First Class.
- Darren Arnofsky, The Fountain, Noah. (very popular candidate) and has been for a while.
- Joss Whedon. Serenity, The Avengers. That could work as Joss is currently overseeing Marvels next onslaught under the Disney Banner, but don't hold your breath for a directing gig for many years down the line. He may well have his part to play though ;-)