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George Lucas should direct Episode IX

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' started by Pobody's Nerfect, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. Pobody's Nerfect

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    Seriously. If the creator of the franchise hasn't earned it, who has?

    Disney, bring him back as director. Have someone else write the dialog, have someone George can't over rule edit and produce it, but bring him back. Just let the man yell "Action" and "Cut" and sit in a chair with his name on it on set. He deserves it.

    He's not a good writer of dialog, but he is a good director. He gave us the original Star Wars, didn't he? And really, who else should decide how the saga wraps up?
     
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    No, Lucas should not direct any of the new Star Wars Movies whatsoever. He already ruined Star Wars with the prequels. The ST with Rey as the shining star will be tarnished by Lucas. Lucas would probably have Finn be the main Jedi hero instead of Rey. Lucas is the worst director of all times and his EPIC FAIL prequels are a SHAME to Star Wars. It would have been so much better if the prequels were never made in the first place.
     
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    Lucas isnt really a director anymore. He prefers to have someone else take that job while he concentrates on the story and production.
     
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    I don't think he should have even directed the prequels. The man still has some good ideas, but he didn't have anyone to help him weed out the bad ones when he was directing the entire PT. No, I believe his time has passed, though maybe he could work on a spin-off.
     
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    While I don't believe GL is a "terrible" director despite the claims of the PT haters, I don't even believe he'd be interested, but I'd be interested in what he produced.
     
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    I didn't say that he was a "terrible" director, I said that during the PT he didn't have anyone to say no to him. Any good director needs this, as does any good artist; not every idea is going to be great, and some "bad" ideas can still work when someone else presents them in a new way. I rank the PT lower than the OT, but I don't hate it. Rather, I lament what it could have been if Lucas had produced it and had someone else direct it.

    Given what we know about Lucas, I too doubt he'd be interested what would largely be a ceremonial position as director of IX. I could see him developing some kind of spin-off in the future though, if they gave him creative freedom on it. He always said Star Wars was a kids' film, maybe he could do a spin-off about younglings or something.
     
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    I would love it...but I don't think George would ever do it. Especially now that they are reportedly butchering his story arc.
     
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    He's the best Star Wars director we've had. Now that the saga isn't his ideas, I would rather see his experimental films.
     
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    "butchering"

    yeah sure thing
     
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    Well "butchering" might be too strong a word, or it might not. We probablly won't know for years what George had in mind for the ST. Maybe it's not that different...or maybe they completely trashed his story. Only time will tell.
     
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    I guarantee you, whatever they changed is an improvement over his idea. They wouldn't have changed it otherwise.
     
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    I bet there would be some sort information regarding GL's original concepts and stuffs and alls inside of The Blu Rays and stuff.
     
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    Eh, I don't think that would be a good idea, I love George Lucas, but coming up with creative ideas is his strong suit rather than directing. Additionally, if you look at GL's career in Hollywood, it has largely been about his pursuit of making exactly the kind of movies he wants to make without studio interference. Giving George a leash would just irritate him and cause a power struggle, if he even agreed to it in the first place.
     
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    Fair enough. But still, there's something so poetic about the Star Wars franchise returning to the father. It's "the circle is now complete" on so many levels. It's the story of Luke Skywalker rescuing his father from the Empire, but being played out behind the scenes. Despite all the objections raised on this thread I still think it needs to happen for the saga to really be complete.
     
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    After seeing The Force Awakens compared to walking out of the cinema in '99 with a "forced" enjoyment of phantom I can say with certainty that Lucas should let his baby go which he has done really... (which essentially is just the core characters and world of the A New Hope) and let Disney save the franchise, which it has made great steps towards doing so. TFA was immense. it was not a perfect film, but it was a great, great start to this new trilogy. George should just make Indiana Jones 5 The kingdom of alien bullshizz!
     
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    I will always respect George Lucas for giving us GFFA, but he has himself said that he sold his baby. I emphasise this: He chose to give it away. I don't honestly think he has any interest in Star Wars anymore, and I can only speculate what he would create without any interest or investment in the current story. Really, he made his choice, and we should accept the fact and move on.

    Whilst TFA had its weaknesses, it was a solid movie with a lot of promise in terms of story development.

    Also, I find it very disturbing that people bash Colin without having any idea what the movie will be about, without even knowing what the episode 8 will be about. For all we know, he could just as well direct a masterpiece that delivers the strongest piece of the whole saga.
     
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    Rian and Colin, it's just us now. Han Solo can't save you.
     
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    Why? So we can get some more helpings of fake CG cartoon aliens, idiot sidekicks, atrocious dialogue, flat, unappealing characters and nonsensical storylines? More riveting scenes of people sitting on couches or walking slowly down artificial hallways? More intriguing sessions of galactic politics?

    No, three of those movies were three too many.
     
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    George Lucas should not direct! He simply does not have the required skill. He is great at making up stories (I would also say a talent for ruining them in the long run) But directing is quite a different art. He was disliked by his actors. And the directors and screenplay writers of Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens did a much better job than he ever could. At least those movies have convincing dialogue and good acting. Besides what manny people don't really know is that the new trilogy is largely based on his story for the sequels. It takes some different turns and inverts some themes, but it basically has the same themes and moral undertone that Lucas wanted the sequels to be. That's why he also said that he "Really really liked The Force Awakens".
     
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