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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dammit, Paul, I Was Writing About The New Star Wars

Posted by on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 2:18 PM

The Wrap has the story:

J.J. Abrams will direct the next "Star Wars" film for Disney, taking stewardship of one of Hollywood's most iconic and lucrative film franchises, an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap.

"Argo" director Ben Affleck was also in contention, another individual with knowledge of the talks told TheWrap.

Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm last year and announced it would make new "Star Wars" films, fans, members of the media and industry executives have speculated about which director would take the job. Abrams' name always came up, but he told Entertainment Weekly in November that he wasn't going to take the job.

A few weeks ago there was news that nerd super star Joss Whedon would be unable to direct Episode VII because it conflicted with the schedule for the Avengers sequel. I really liked J.J.'s Star Trek reboot, so I'm on board for this. Although I would have loved Joss...

Anyway, now we need a poll!

UPDATE: Dammit, Paul.


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Joe Szilagyi 1
You should scream PAUL Khan style.
Posted by Joe Szilagyi on January 24, 2013 at 2:23 PM · Report this
Mary P. Traverse 2
PAAAAAAUUUUULLLLL!!!!!!! [shakes fist at sky]
Posted by Mary P. Traverse on January 24, 2013 at 2:26 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
From the depths of Star Trek V redone as Star Wars: The Squeakal, I scream at thee with a dinosaur cry, Paul!
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 24, 2013 at 2:35 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 4
@2, Kirk didn't shake his fist. He was holding a communicator and his entire body was trembling...amature.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on January 24, 2013 at 2:41 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 5
Peter Jackson
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 24, 2013 at 2:54 PM · Report this
CodyBolt 6
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in joy and were suddenly all posting on facebook. I fear something terrible has happened.
Posted by CodyBolt on January 24, 2013 at 2:56 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 7
"You're all clear kid, now let's blow this thing and go home!"

*fires torpedoes into J.J.Abrams' house*
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 24, 2013 at 3:02 PM · Report this
So, is Abrams going to be running TWO directly competing movie franchises simultaneously? Or will this new deal with Disney essentially end his relationship with Trek & Paramount?
Because, if that's the case, I would really love to see Whedon take over the reins there - maybe we could finally get that TOS/X-Men crossover to see the light of day.
Posted by COMTE on January 24, 2013 at 3:07 PM · Report this
Rotten666 9
Blech. Brad bird.
Posted by Rotten666 on January 24, 2013 at 3:32 PM · Report this
biffp 10
Ready Player One will blow this shit out of the water.
Posted by biffp on January 24, 2013 at 3:33 PM · Report this
Jim Jarmusch.
Posted by rainbird on January 24, 2013 at 3:51 PM · Report this
brandon 12
@8 Had Abrams done Star Trek right it wouldn't be a competing franchise, it would be complementary or at least different.
Posted by brandon on January 24, 2013 at 3:55 PM · Report this
Mary P. Traverse 13
@11 I would watch the CRAP out of a Jim Jarmusch Star Wars!!!!
Posted by Mary P. Traverse on January 24, 2013 at 3:57 PM · Report this
dangerousgift 14
John Waters
Posted by dangerousgift on January 24, 2013 at 3:59 PM · Report this
George Lucas.

JUST KIDDING, haha.....

So when will Picard and Lando meet?
Posted by Hanoumatoi on January 24, 2013 at 4:03 PM · Report this
tabletop_joe 16
David Lynch.
Posted by tabletop_joe on January 24, 2013 at 4:11 PM · Report this
Josh Bis 17
This is perfect. Star Trek was wonderful; Super 8 was delightful. Maybe Whedon for Episode VIII and Brad Bird for Episode IX?
Posted by Josh Bis on January 24, 2013 at 4:21 PM · Report this
In2ishn 18
@13 word
Posted by In2ishn on January 24, 2013 at 4:37 PM · Report this
knobtheunicorn 20
@11 Ooooo, John Lurie would be an amazing Chewbacca! I am so, so very sad now that I realize that this is a thing that will never, ever happen. Fuck you imagination!
Posted by knobtheunicorn on January 24, 2013 at 5:07 PM · Report this
McGee 21
Brad Bird is a good choice. I'd love to see what Duncan Jones could do with this.
Posted by McGee on January 24, 2013 at 5:10 PM · Report this
Simone 22
It's Jon Favreau not John. At least that's who I assume you are talking about.
Posted by Simone on January 24, 2013 at 5:31 PM · Report this
Julie Taymor
Posted by DYVI on January 24, 2013 at 7:45 PM · Report this
mikethehammer 24
Harmony Korrine? (though I'd have to award John Waters as the winner here.)
Posted by mikethehammer on January 24, 2013 at 9:18 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 25
Really, any of them will do a better job than Lucas. Episodes I, II, and III were unspeakably bad.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on January 24, 2013 at 9:21 PM · Report this
Pmasp 26
Todd Haynes!
Posted by Pmasp on January 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM · Report this
Kinison 27
Joss Whedon would have been a great director, he'll be able to get all 500,000 of his fans, who paid to see Serenity, to see this movie, his fan base is just incredible!
Posted by Kinison on January 25, 2013 at 8:34 AM · Report this

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