Since 'Star Wars: Episode 7' was announced during Disney's recent purchase of Lucasfilm, fans have been chiming in as to who they want taking over the director's chair. Some movie directors, consequently, have been pronouncing publicly their own personal desires to helm the film. In fact, there's so much hubbub about who should follow in George Lucas' footsteps that we've had to keep a running power ranking as to who the front-runners are exactly.
But how close are we really to when the official announcement will be made in regards to the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' director?
Who will direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7?' The new changes almost hourly with directors dropping out (like Steven Spielberg) and others gaining heat. To help keep track of the latest comings and goings in the 'Star Wars:
At this point, we must consider the possibility that every director in Hollywood is up for the 'Episode 7' gig. 'Star Wars' is the hottest project going, and aside from a few high profile exceptions, it is understandably desired by almost every enterprising director in town.
So who is the latest contender? It's a woman: 'Brave' director Brenda Chapman. Find out what connects her to the highly-anticipated sequel after the break!
More 'Star Wars: Episode 7' news? Well, it's clear that, from now until summer 2015, we'll have at least one 'Star Wars: Episode 7' rumor for you per day. Not that we're complaining, mind you: has there ever been a movie in development more fun to speculate about? Hard to think of one.
Today we'll be bringing you updates from three of the "potential" directors of Episode 7: J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau and out-of-left-field contender Colin Trevorrow ('Safety Not Guaranteed'). The initial names are just two of many dream directors of the sequel for fanboys, while the latter is someone who has actually been connected - however tentatively - to the film. Let's get to it!
Yesterday we learned that Michael Arndt had written a treatment for the upcoming 'Star Wars' sequel, currently called 'Episode 7,' but that didn't seem a confirmation that he had the job. Today it looks like his work has been approved and he's the first writer to take a crack at a new 'Star Wars' film.
When the news of a 'Star Wars: Episode 7' broke, Steven Spielberg's name immediately began being bandied about as a potential director because of his ties to both new Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy (once Spielberg's secretary who would later produce many of his most successful movies) and former Lucasfilm head George Lucas. But the problem is nobody asked Spielberg himself if he'd be interested. It turns out...not so much.
With Disney's recent acquisition of LucasFilm and their promise to release 'Star Wars Episode 7' in 2015, we thought it might be a little while longer before we knew much more -- but it looks like the film may already have a writer lined up.
First Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill and now Princess Leia herself says she's ready to return for 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' So with Luke, Han and Leia all game for another round of 'Star Wars,' will we actually see them in the films?
Oh boy, we're in for a long road to 2015. That's when we'll get 'Star Wars - Episode 7' in theaters, but from now until then we're going to be dealing with a lot of rumors about the new 'Star Wars.' Today we heard that Matthew Vaughnmight be the film's director, and now we're hearing that it's possible Harrison Ford could join the new film.
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