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Brad Bird Finally Responds to "Star Wars: Episode 7" Rumors

Posted: November 18th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Brad Bird Finally Responds to "Star Wars: Episode 7" RumorsSubmit Comment
When "Star Wars: Episode 7" was first announced, there was a rumor that Disney will first reach out to Hollywood's top directors before beginning talks with anyone else. The three names mentioned were JJ Abrams, Steven Spielberg and Brad Bird.

Abrams and Spielberg have already stated that they are looking forward to seeing the film in theaters, but will not be directing it. As a result, fans have been reaching out to Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) on Twitter to see if the helmer will take on the franchise. Bird eventually replied, simply writing: "Not doing Star Wars."

He did, however, have some kind words for everyone involved. "Michael Arndt is a fantastic writer and Kathy Kennedy is a brilliant producer," he continued. "I will be first in line to see the new STAR WARS."

Bird went on to explain that he's too busy working on his own Disney sci-fi film, called "1952," which is being written by Damon Lindelof (Prometheus).

Source: Twitter


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Cannon writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 7:11:38 AM

Good news and bad news in a sense. If Bird had directed, Michael Giacchino would have likely scored the film, which would have been awful. So that's good.

Yet Bird is an accomplished and clever (enough) filmmaker in his own right, but also a filmmaker with no personal style that would have intruded upon the Star Wars house style.

Ultimately, though, this likely means that Disney will go with an unknown, or lesser known journeyman director, which is the best chance any new Star Wars movie has for not sucking or being completely robbed of its identity.

Rambo writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 7:14:43 AM

good news.he's overrated.
pornfly writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 8:05:16 AM

A Disney scifi film from the writer of Prometheus

Sounds like sh*t

Incredibles 2 or f*ckoff
The Derp Knight writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 8:21:03 AM

Michael Giacchino...the guy who did LOST and Super 8 and UP...would be terrible?
TemporalFlux writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 8:27:48 AM

@Cannon, Michael Giacchino is one of the best composers out there right now. However, I agree he would not be a good fit for Star Wars.

Let's face it, if anyone other than John Williams scores this, it will be a disaster.

As for Brad Bird,wasn't to keen on that idea anyway.
TemporalFlux writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 8:32:54 AM

Best to go with an indie director who knows how to make a movie without much CGI
MANGOMANIAC writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 8:56:52 AM

Terrible shame !!!
cress writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 10:16:25 AM

I doubt Williams will return. He is 80+ years old now, and I just don't see him wanting to do three more. Maybe the seventh one, but that's it.
I'm now thinking the directing gig is gonna go to a "paint by the numbers" guy, someone with no flair or oomph by the camera. It will be a shame if that happens, because that's exactly what Lucas was as a director. I understand
the need to have these new films fit in
the same universe as the previous in look
and feel. But here is an opportunity to
have new filmmakers with immense
talent bring this trilogy to a whole new level, a real reigniting of the franchise, similar to what Abrams did with Trek. They have a great screenwriter in Arndt, which gives me hope. But if they fail to get a top-tier director, for a freaking Star Wars film for christ's sake, then it's a letdown
MANGOMANIAC writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 10:28:57 AM

^^ aww hello mrs Bullit.
struck21 writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 12:22:55 PM

Jerry Bruckheimer getting his pen ready? And Johnny getting a character created that blends Jack Sparrow and a Jedi together yet?
BadChadB33 writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 2:07:13 PM

Uwe Boll gets more and more excited everyday.
minkowski writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 4:50:58 PM

I really wish these annoying 'fans' would mind their own business and let Disney do what Disney does.

Seems like there's always some sad group of unemployed losers trying to waste their free time harassing directors and actors into doing their bidding.

And Lindelof. Hmmmm. Another sci-fi project. Oh boy. I can see the future plot holes from here, and with a title that harkens back to the failed Spielberg film, you know Bird has a sure winner on his hand, especially when Disney is doing the underwriting.
pornfly writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 5:27:55 PM

Now that Roy Disney is gone
Disney tradition,standards and integrity are going to slowly go down the drain

My mother worked for Disney for over 35years
She has been the librarian at Epcots Teachers Center
Celebrity tour guide and research assistant
and was required to know literally EVERYTHING about Disney
Until last year she was their resident MINKOWSKI
*antpile kicking included*
minkowski writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 5:36:18 PM

You mean she was an angry know-it-all white guy with a penchant for verbal pyromania and an overwhelming loathing for modern 'liberals' of all stripes?

Color me confounded.

As for Disney and Star Wars, one of two outcomes are possible. Either they f*ck Star Wars up so profoundly they make all of us wish nostalgically for the halcyon days of The Phantom Menace, or they effectively reboot the franchise in such a way it will forever and ever be enshrined as an enduring pop-cultural staple of mainstream film, even more so than now.
minkowski writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 5:39:40 PM

"*antpile kicking included*"

I don't kick them, That just scatters the ants, but I do stomp on the colony hive to see how they react.

Some would claim that's an act of cold, callous cruelty, but look at it this way: ants are tiny, and hard to crush among the dirty rubble of their ruined mound empire, and also, I feel that I give them something to do with their seemingly endless free time between endless cycles of colony death and rebirth.

In that way, and much like littering, I consider myself a "job creator".

Can Obama say the same?
FBO writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 9:58:19 PM

I beat it'll be Joseph Kosinski at the helm of the next SW flick
Dark8 writes:
on November 18th, 2012 at 10:16:33 PM

@mink
In other words you f*cked your computer?
FBO writes:
on November 19th, 2012 at 1:02:52 AM

Bet* You'd think that we'd start proofreading our posts before posting them

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