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10 directors/writers on your shortlist for episode IX

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by Grand Admiral Kraum, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Grand Admiral Kraum

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    First of all, I think they should bring Michael Arndt back into the writing team for episode IX.. and incorporate some of the initial ideas he had for the trilogy. Pushing the episode back to May 2020, with Michael and Ryan fleshing out the story? Perfect way to go in my eyes.

    My top choices to direct episode IX:

    1. J.J. Abrams
    2. George Miller
    3. Gore Verbinski
    4. Frank Darabont
    5. John Mctiernan
    6. Rian Johnson
    7. Danny Boyle
    8. Guillermo Del Toro
    9. Steven Spielberg
    10. George Lucas
    Yes.. Lucas is on there. The studio would have already decided on practical effects and the actors are already invested enough in their characters to do well.. so there wouldn't be much room for the mistakes made during the prequels (which are completely underrated btw)

    Interested to hear what others think!
     
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    My top choices to direct episode IX:

    1.George Lucas
    2."The Maker"
    3. Walton Lucas jr.
    4. The dude who had the idea for the best twist of all time
    5. Founder of Lucasfilm
    6.Creator of Indy
    7.The creator of Star Wars
    8.The mastermind behind SW 1-6
    9. The actor who played Baron Papanoida.
    10. The guy who kissed Carrie fisher on the bridge in the Intro of "Hook".

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    1 - Alfonso Cuaron
    2 - George Lucas
    3 - Peter Jackson
    4 - Christopher Nolan
    5 - Danny Boyle
    6 - Steven Speilberg
    7 - The Coen Bros
    8 - Dave Filoni
    9 - Brad Bird
    10 - Patty Jenkins

    We're probably gonna get Rian Johnson or JJ Abrams, but I left them off the list because I'd like to see a different director for part three.

    I put Cuaron at the top of the list because Children of Men is beyond amazing, possibly my favorite sci fi movie of all time. Even including the Star Wars films, which is saying a lot. I don't know what he'd do with Episode IX but I would love to see it. Lucas is a close 2 because I believe he could do a good job with the team that's in place, and it would be fitting to have him direct the final chapter, if it is indeed the last chapter. A lot of the rest of these are wishful thinking. I do think Filoni has earned a seat at the table, and Brad Bird knows how to make a blockbuster that can resonate with both children and adults. I f***ng cried in the theater when I saw the Iron Giant back in the day.

    It put Patty Jenkins on there cause she's riding high off the success of Wonder Woman, and I'd love to see Kathleen Kennedy sign her on for IX and take the story in a full throttle girl power direction. Watching people get bent out of shape about it would be a great deal of fun for me, and I also think the episodes of The Killing she directed were excellent.
     
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    You want H Rider Haggard to write and direct Star Wars? He's been dead for almost 100 years
     
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    Lucas should not direct. He's an awful director but he should produce. He has great creativity and I would love to see that involved in the films again.
     
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    I can tell you who is not on my shortlist - Denis Villeneuve. I love Arrival and like Sicario very much, but Denis after Blade Runner 2049 needs to focus on adapting Dune. That is an actual a hard nut to crack. Books from this series are dense with detail and have some aspects that re really difficult to put on screen, like visions of all your ancestors communicating with you or children who are as skilled as a child Anakin but to amp it up the behave and talk like actual adults. Just let him focus on this because Chronicles of Dune deserve a good on-screen adaptation.
     
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    1. Alfonso CuarĂ³n
    2. Gareth Edwards
    3. Patty Jenkins
    4. J.J. Abrams
    5. Ang Lee
    6. Christopher Nolan
    7. Danny Boyle
    8. Rian Johnson
    9. Guillermo Del Toro
    10. Ava Duvernay
    George Lucas would be nice to, but I don't know. He could be a producer though.
     
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    1. Steven Spielberg - The obvious safe choice.

    2. JJ Abrams - Another safe choice to wrap this trilogy.

    3. Rian Johnson - Safe with how they seem to love TLJ but back to back SW is a monstrous task.

    4. Ron Howard - Another safe choice with LFL ties.

    5. Joe Johnston - Big time ties to the SW family and has had a solid career.

    6. Jon Favreau - Disney's "it" director. Jungle Book, Lion King, Iron Man...he can handle it.

    7. David Lowery - Pete's Dragon is great and he's a phenomenal story teller. Spielberg obviously influences his film

    8. JA Bayona - Another Spielbergian young director IMO. A Monster Calls shows the deftness needed for Star Wars.

    9. Chris Columbus - Out there choice but he's a great writer with LFL connections and he's made some great films within worlds.

    10. Joon-ho Bong - Okja and Snowpiercer are brilliant films. He could bring some emotion to what should be an emotional finale.

    My absolutely out there ideas:
    Steven Soderbergh - He can handle the ensemble cast and he's very talented.
    Mel Gibson - Why not try to get one of the best living directors? Sure he's insane....
     
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    1) Lawrence Kasdan (he has director credits, too!)

    2) J.J. Abrams (the "father" of this trilogy, I'd love to see what he could do with a more interesting script)

    3) Joss Whedon (I think he could totally nail the banter and action of Star Wars)

    4) Alfonso Curaon (Showed he could do space action well in Gravity, showed he could respect a property with Prisoner of Azkaban)

    5) Shane Carruth (Really interesting director. A bit "out there" like Nolan, but I think he'd respect the trilogy, and this could be a huge break for him)

    6) Kathryn Bigelow (EPIX is sure to be dark and action packed. Who better, than the woman who brought us The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty?)

    7) David Fincher (maybe a weird choice, but I think like Carruth, he'd respect the trilogy)

    8) George Lucas (as long as he isn't surrounded by 'yes men', I think this could be really great)

    9) The Russo Brothers (They've done wonders for Marvel. Maybe after Avengers, Disney can send them to Star Wars?)

    10) Benioff and Weiss (as producers for Game of Thrones, they have experience with writing and producing. Their directing creds might not really be there, but I think they could pull off something really well. And, it'll keep them away from that stupid Confederate show for a while longer).

    Sort of unrelated, but people I'd like to see work on Star Wars anthology films (mainly because their style is too unique to work in a trilogy)

    Nolan- I'd love to see how his fascination with time could work into Star Wars. We've seen multitiered battles (like Endor and Naboo) and we've seen battles across the universe (lightsaber fights on Coruscant and Mustafar). I think Nolan could do some cool stuff mind-bending with a multitiered, connected battle across several systems.

    Tarantino- A bounty hunter western, of course (toned down a little for the kiddies)

    Darren Aronofsky- I'd love to see his "character going insane" MO in Star Wars. I think if we were ever to get something like an adaptation of Blood Line or a movie showing Kylo (or any other character's) descent into the Dark Side, he's be perfect for it. His films would do a great job of visually displaying that fall to darkness.
     
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    The issue I see with folks like Bigelow (who I adore) and Fincher, is it would be hard at this point to get them to play in someone else's sandbox.
    Above all, it has to feel like a Star Wars film, especially for the saga movies.
    And I don't know if they could make that work without it explicitly feeling like a Fincher movie or a Christopher Nolan movie.
     
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    Right, it'd be a big challenge. I think partially that's what Kennedy's for, and I think we even saw a little of how this could fail with Miller and Lord on the Solo film. I think it takes a lot for a director to step out of their mindset, and that's why certain directors like Nolan or Tarantino are people I couldn't see doing it. I could definitely be wrong, but I see these that I've listed as ones that I personally could see as "playing nice".

    Also, I'd like to add that we need a Tommy Wiseau directed anthology film, too. Imagine Vader's "I am your father" but in a Wiseau fashion. "You are tearing me apart, Luke!"
     
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    I know a lot of people will hate this, but I don't want Nolan anywhere near my Star Wars. Even anthology movies.
    He's great but he's great at his style.
    His movies, for all their greatness, tend to lack emotion and heart. Or they try to have it so much they just browbeat you with it until you give in.
    There needs to be a certain level of whimsy and fun to Star Wars.

    I loooove Guillermo del Toro and while he has the fun and whimsy, IMO, to do a Star Wars movie I think his style is so pervasive into what makes him work and it would never quite gel right with Star Wars unless you gave him full run to do HIS thing and I think if you gave him a Old Republic setting it would help so he could really play with the styles.
     
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    Ooh, I'm so glad you said that- del Toro was someone I thought of when making my list, too. I was thinking of a somewhat horror themed Star Wars (either a Zillo Beast monster movie or some creepy Dathomiri witches thing) but I love the idea of dropping him in the Old Republic and letting him go nuts.

    And yeah, I think Nolan is actually a pretty hit or miss choice. I'm sure whatever film he made would be good, but it doesn't just have to be good- it has to be Star Wars. So, I think it really depends not only on the quality of his film, but the subject as well.
     
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    If anything I could see Nolan doing a PT era Jedi Council based film. Heavy on politics and ethics. They fit his slightly colder approach.

    I started a fun little project on writing a Star Wars horror story around Wampas. If I ever finish it, I'm sending copies to Kennedy and GDT lol
     
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    I don't want to see Abrams do it, he does mystery and excitement well, but i can't think of anything he has done that the pay off has been rewarding or has had much emotional depth to it, so while a good choice to start a story don't think i would want to see him finish a story.
     
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    He could do a great job, he'd be my 11.

    Totally agree, Nolan is a great director but completely opposite to Star Wars. Rogue One is the closest thing we'll ever get to a Nolan Star Wars movie.

    Del Toro could do a mindblowing spinoff based around the underworld with Jabba The Hutt and Boba Fett.. Hellboy 2 and Blade 2 are proof of that :)

    J.J. never should have wrote episode 7.. but he always should have directed it. Keep him far away from the plot and he's my number 1 choice to direct.
     
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    Not 10, but five and in no particular order: Danny Boyle, Ryan Coogler, Matthew Vaughn, Ava DuVernay, and Alfonso Cuaron.

    I have (obviously) not seen TLJ yet, so I have not added Rian Johnson to the list.

    I love directors, like Nolan, Tarantino, Fincher, PTA, Aronofsky, Villeneuve and Wright. I will watch anything they do, but they need to do their own thing. Perhaps a stand-alone movie set in the GFFA, but not a saga movie.
     
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    Thinking of 10 possible directors is hard.

    1) Rian Johnson
    2) Neill Blomkamp
    3) Steven Spielberg
    4) Guillermo Del Toro
    5) Duncan Jones
    6) Alfonso Cuaron
    7) Matt Reeves
    8) Parry Jenkins
    9) Danny Boyle
    10) Edgar Wright
     
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    Let's play.

    Some A-Listers won't touch Star Wars Episode 9 just because of the risk it represents to harm their career:

    Exit: David Fincher, Chris Nolan, Cuaron, Bigalow...

    Some are auteur directors that wouldn't go commercial with very little to gain from it:

    Exit: Innaritu, Boyle, Miller, Tarantino, Scorcese...ect..etc...

    So... my bet would be that they go and hire an experimented commercial movie director that has little to lose and can work in such a difficult context, on a big production and get along with Kennedy and co.

    - Steven Spielberg
    - Peter Jackson
    - Robert Zemeckis
    - Ron Howard
    - Joe Johnston
    - Joe Dante

    Or someone already in the family or close to it:

    - JJ Abrams
    - Rian Johnson
    - Matt Reeves
    - Gareth Edwards


    Or one of the following would probably jump on the gig:

    - Guillermo Del Toro
    - Neil Blomkamp
    - Alex Garland


    Looking inside my crystal bowl today I predict:

    ALEX GARLAND will be the director of Star Wars Episode IX, unless Rian Johnson accepts to do Episode IX.
     
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