Steven Spielberg (Friend of Lucas, has often come close to directing a SW)
George Lucas again
David Lynch (Almost directed ROTJ)
David Filoni (director of Clone Wars movie and series)
Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
Joss Whedon (Serenity, Avengers, various TV series)
J. J Abrams (Star Trek, Super 8, various TV series)
Frank Darabont (Almost directed TPM)
Kathleen Kennedy (Basically is co-chair of Lucasfilm)
Gendy Tartovsky (The original Clone Wars micro series, various TV series and Hotel Transylvania)
Brad Bird (Incredibles, Mission Impossible IV)
Francis Ford Copolla (Godfather trilogy & friend of Lucas)
Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings trilogy)
Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrynth, Hellboy)
Momentum for Avengers was started before Disney, but there's no way Disney didn't get deeply involved in the project after they'd spent $4 billion to buy Marvel.
I'm not sure about Brenda Chapman, reportedly she left Disney in a huff to work at Lucasfilm; of course now she's working for both.
Johnston would be good, people tend to fault him for Jurassic Park III but that was really a rushed film with issues largely out of his control.
Speaking of Johnston, I wonder who's going to be the concept artists for the movie. Ralph Mcquarrie of course has passed on, and didn't really have that much input on the PT anyway (Although his influence was certainly there).
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I assume those who stayed with ILM will get the call to contribute new designs.
I don't know about Johnston for a Star Wars movie, but maybe that Boba Fett movie he wants to do can get off the ground now.
I wouldn't really say Ralph Mcquarrie influence is all there, the ships are more like Flash Gordon serial stuff, and the new robots all had stupid obvious faces like The Black Hole...what the hell was that about?
Kathleen Kennedy tells Entertainmant Weekly in the upcoming issus that after Star Wars: Episode VII Lucasfilm plains wants to do two or three movies a year.
"Lucasfilm’s co-chairman and soon-to-be president, Kathleen Kennedy, has told employees she wants the company to produce two or three films a year (it’s averaged fewer than four per decade), and first up is Star Wars: Episode VII for 2015, which will pick up sometime after Darth Vader gave his life to overthrow (figuratively and literally) the Emperor and save Luke in 1983’s Episode VI— Return of the Jedi. Yes, the plan is to return to the characters in the first trilogy (1977–83). Whether the original actors will have significant roles or merely be on hand to pass the baton to a new generation of actors—something Lucasfilm tried with mixed success with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Disney with TRON: Legacy—is unclear."
I hope that those two or three movies a years are things like Labyrinth, The Land Before Time, & Willow; and not two or three Star Wars movies ever year.
'The marquis. Well, you know, to be honest, he seems a little bit dodgy to me.'
'Mm,' she agreed. 'He's a little bit dodgy in the same way that rats are a little bit covered in fur."
It's a HUUUGE galaxy with tons of characters and stories to explore, it doesn't all have to be tied to the main trilogies necessarily.
I'm not saying there will be multiple movies in a year, but it's really pretty simple if they want to.
Exactly. A "Rogue Squadron" film or one like it. A "Dark Forces" type of game. Maybe a "Knights Of The Old Republic" style film. A film about the bounty hunters. There's all kinds of areas to go into. Adaptations can be done of those stories.Originally Posted by Treqqor
No one is denying that. But if there will be movies once or twice a year, that's about the only way to go beyond just telling the story of the OT cast and the new ST cast. Hence the comparison to what Marvel has been doing since 2008.