The planning of the next “Star Wars” installment has driven everyone connected to or curious of the next film into frenzy, it isn’t soon before a new rumor is put under scrutiny. After following the long list of possibilities such … Continue reading

New Rumors for New ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

The planning of the next “Star Wars” installment has driven everyone connected to or curious of the next film into frenzy, it isn’t soon before a new rumor is put under scrutiny.

After following the long list of possibilities such as Alfonso Cuarón, Darren Aronofsky, and even Steven Speilberg, the favorite is Mathew Vaughn. But, even that will be challenged. Cue the next ones on the list: David Fincher and Jon Favreau.

Even though writer Michael Arndt has been working on a script, there have been no details. With the writer locked in the project, finding the correct director to handle the futuristic visuals and keep the story interesting has yielded a vast array of names.

Star Wars has such a large and expansive cast which will only get bigger with the new set of movies, as well as the already existing ones in expanded continuity. David Fincher has handled a large cast before in “The Social Network” and it helped jumpstart the careers of some of the younger actors. Fincher is open to working with “Star Wars” albeit his only connection with Lucasfilm is working in an entry level position.

Jon Favreau does have the genre chops to pull it off as well having done the Iron Man films and “Cowboys and Aliens.” Favreau directing would give the movie a fun and accessible feel. It is also not to be forgotten that he does have Star Wars credentials: voice-acting in the “Clone Wars” TV series.

It will be quite a long time before the pretenders step aside and let the right person for the job through, but with such a high awareness for this movie there must be a director out there that can fulfill the promise of quality.

Source: Deadline

  • http://villings.tumblr.com/ [A]

    Slow news day, huh..?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Madcap2112 Jim Dodd

    Was there a point to this that i missed?

  • beane2099

    Two words: Uwe. Boll. He could make Episode VII for $8.25.

  • Bigballs

    “finding the correct director to handle the futuristic visuals” WTF dude the film is set in the past, in fact so far back you could say it takes place a long, long time ago

  • ed

    uwe boll for sure. Watch “Sunshine” to get an idea of his visual style. It would be incredible for star wars. Best suggestion I’ve heard so far!

  • Chuck

    This is a joke of an article with exactly zero worthwhile content. You guys are better than this.

  • Aquiles

    ahahhAHhhahHhahaHAHHhahaHhaahHA

  • myclawismypenis

    U mean danny boyle? sunshine, 28 days later, shallow grave…and the list goes on.

  • lethargicj

    I would use Iron Man and Cowboys & Aliens as proof Jon Favreau has NO genre chops whatsoever.

  • beane2099

    I’d watch Sunshine directed by Uwe Boll. Ok not really.

  • ed

    sorry yea thats what i meant. danny boyle lol

  • ANTI Douche

    Finally, an article so mundane…
    It makes the word mundane…
    Seem exciting.

  • plb

    Nancy Meyers. Hear me out.

    Empire Strikes Back, considered the best in the series, was directed by a Rom-Com Director. Getting someone to handle the ‘futuristic visuals’ wasn’t a problem with ESB. It had heart and soul, made you care about the characters being in danger, and made you believe a little puppet could teach mystical forces. The special effects were cool, but the human element is far more important.

  • tinytesteeeees

    are you serious? you think of star wars as ancient historical fiction?
    say this the “istic” in “futuristic” out loud and see where it gets you

  • myclawismypenis

    HA! I actually had to think for a second myself.

  • myclawismypenis

    C&A….yeah, maybe.

  • Chompy Chips

    That’s the thing, this site hasn’t been better than this type of drivel for some time.