'Star Wars: Episode 7' still hasn't announced its director but one of the names that has been on the list since Day 1 is 'Avengers' director Joss Whedon. He's busy working on both the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series and 'The Avengers 2' but is there room for 'Star Wars: Episode 7' in that equation?
Star Wars: Episode 7
As is the norm now, all anyone is talking about is the upcoming 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and its subsequent trilogy, and who will be replacing George Lucas as the new 'Star Wars' director. Just a heads up, this is all anyone will be rumbling about for the next couple years until the franchise gets off the ground, so get comfortable.
Most of what we know is speculation, especially with regards to who'll be sitting in the director's chair, but we do know who won't be getting behind the camera. The latest name to pull himself out of the race for the title of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' director is 'Pacific Rim' helmer Guillermo del Toro.
As we bid farewell to 2012, we're surely remembering the highlights of the outgoing year. In the geek-world, there was probably no bigger moment than when it was announced that George Lucas was selling Lucasfilm to Disney, ushering in a whole new era of 'Star Wars' films. Since that announcement, we've been privy to a series of conversations between Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy, the new Lucasfilm head honcho, and today we have the final video, which you can see after the break.
The question of who will direct the next 'Star Wars' still lingers quite maddeningly; while we would ideally be compiling a shortlist of contenders, we mostly collate who has expressed disinterest or denied involvement. One of those names is J.J. Abrams, who weeks ago stated in no uncertain terms that he didn't want the massive undertaking.
But did you know that he was evidently offered the job? A few choice quotes from the 'Star Trek' director indicates that he could have been the captain of two different space sagas. Jump after the break to learn more.
What if 'Star Wars: Episode 7' was directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Tina Fey and starred James Franco? Well...it would be weird, that's for sure. But a new online 'Star Wars' sequel generator allows you to select who you want to direct, write and star in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' - heck, you can even pick a name. And based on those selections, it will simulate critic reviews and total box-office. Let' just say not a lot of people want to see James Franco in a 'Star Wars' movie.
First things first: 'Tron Legacy' and 'Oblivion' director Joseph Kosinski isn't helming 'Star Wars Episode VII,' but according to an interview with MTV, he's flattered that so many people are asking him about it. Although he claims that he won't be journeying to a galaxy far, far away any time soon, he did confirm the recent scuttlebutt that a 'Tron 3' is in the works and that he is attached to direct.
'Star Wars: Episode 7' is the movie people will be obsessively talking about right up until the film finally makes its theatrical debut. Since the announcement first hit the airwaves, people have been wanting to know what the plot will be about, if any of our beloved 'Star Wars' actors will be returning, and, most importantly, who the director will be. Well, it looks like we might not have to wait too much longer to find out the latter.
'Star Wars: Episode 7' has gotten the approval of previous 'Star Wars' stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Ewan McGregor and heck, even Billy Dee Williams. And now you can add one more actor to the list of those interested in returning for 'Star Wars: Episode 7' - Mace Windu himself, Samuel L. Jackson.
Remember when your mom threw out all your old 'Star Wars' toys and you were like, "MOM! Those are gonna be worth something some day!" Well, you were right. But if you've got some cash lying around, you can buy all your old toys back - almost 2,000 vintage 'Star Wars' toys from over 30 years - while giving to a really worthwhile charity. Find out how.