Who should direct VIII and IX?

Discussion in 'New Star Wars Trilogy' started by BenKenobi, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. BenKenobi

    BenKenobi Well-Known Member

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    I always thought it was a cool idea Lucas started with having Star Wars be his vision, but allowing filmmakers he respects direct them (His mentor Kernshner and his friend Speilberg, though the guild prevented that.) It would keep the films fresh and give different perspective to them, making them like true modern myths. I truly hope they get back to this idea with the Sequel Trilogy. Anyway on that note, who should direct the next films besides JJ Abrams.
     
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    I think they will keep Abrams for the episodic entries and get different directors for the spin off films. Even if those individually should spawn sequels, which if they use the marvel plan will. I think fincher would be interesting for a fett movie. I'm not really a fan of johnston but to each is own. Del Toro would be interesting. Same for Cuaron.
     
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    Abrams all the way!
     
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    Affleck for the last one.
     
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  5. Gianakin_

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    Kosinski for 8 or 9.
     
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    Cuaron
     
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  7. James

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    Spielberg's had his hiccups, but I think he could potentially do a great job.

    I keep think Peter Jackson, but I dunno...maybe. Maybe.
     
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    http://marketsaw.blogspot.com/2013/02/exclusive-update-alfonso-cuaron-lining.html#.USv4mlcwFAI
     
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    I dunno, I'd kinda like to see a different director with each film on one hand. seems to have worked on the OT. But on the other hand, as a huge fan and supporter of the prequels I also think the trilogy could benefit greatly if Abrams saw it all the way through, in terms of cohesiveness and accuracy.
     
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    Gianakin_ SW Prequels Defender

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    Since the ST will be Lucas-less, I'd rather we have different directors for each film. And Cuaron would be... omg...
     
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    I'd like different directors for each one too, mostly for the sake of variety.
     
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    Rumor: Alfonso Cuaron to direct Star Wars episode VIII (and possibly episode IX also)

    If this is true.... Holy hell :wow:
     
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    So, 2nd report about Cuaron? F**k me, please let this be true!
     
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    I wouldnt mind Cuaron at all :woot:
     
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  15. James

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    I can honestly say I've never heard of Cuaron. I looked him up on IMDB and the one film I've seen of his was the Harry Potter one, but I don't recall anything about it. Given the excitement it sounds like he's pretty good!
     
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    Lucas directing the prequels had nothing to do with their cohesiveness. Not even getting into the quality of the films, Lucas admitted several times he was just writing them as he went a long with a general plan. Much like the original trilogy. It's pretty evident he hadn't thought them through all the way as he made great changes to the intended next steps several times (ie. Jar Jar getting written out, the obvious lead into Boba vs Mace in Episode III which never happened and got written out, etc). As long as Kennedy and the writers have a clear vision all the director does is flesh it out on the screen and give it their own touch.

    It'd be cool to see the guy who's rebuilt Star Trek get his film, maybe Peter Jackson give Star Wars his Lord of the Rings edge, and maybe someone like Zach Snyder who could bring some cool visuals. I really don't wanna make this about the prequels and the originals.
     
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    I'm not really feeling Cuaron, he's a great director but I really wasn't a fan of what he did with Harry Potter. That film was so off from the vibes the book had, it seemed like he really wanted to make say Goblet of Fire but he was stuck with the lighter hearted Azkaban. My only concern is he will impose too much on the story of they've got in mind.

    Anyway on aside note, with Star Trek and all it wouldn't surprise me if Abrams doesn't stick around for more than one film.
     
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    Watch Children of Men and Great Expectations. The guy's a hell of a director (and his HP film is the prettiest and meatiest, imo).
     
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    Ohh, I've seen Children Of Men! Must have missed that when I skimmed his IMDB page. He did good action, especially that amazing continuous shot. Bodes well for Star Wars indeed!
     
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    I agree but given that wasn't what the story called for, I have reservations about him on Star Wars.
     
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    I think J.J will finish both trilogies of films. I think Cuaron will have a spin off film and if it does well perhaps he can turn that into a series.
     
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    Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarrantino should co-direct 8
     
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    And the film should be separated into two parts.

    There should also be trailers for the SW spinoffs between the two parts!

    It would be like those kinds of grindy movies that used to play in certain houses.
     
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    Nooooo....Tarrantino yes, Rodriguez no.
     
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    I hope Abrams doesn't. I like the guy but I really I like the idea of Star Wars being a set story where different directors get to add their own touch. Lucas was even gonna do this with the prequels before Phantom Menace came out and he had something to prove :doh:
     
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