Usually, when it has been announced that a big film is going to get made, the top directors come out in force and talk about taking on the movie. So, when it was announced that Disney were going to make a new Stars Wars trilogy, you could be forgiven for expecting Hollywood’s best to be queuing up for the job.
However, it appears that the exact opposite is happening. Not only are the top Hollywood directors not fighting for the job of directing Star Wars: Episode VII, but they are actually coming out in force to state that they do not want to gamble their careers on the film.
While many of them claim that they are too bust or that they are not the right man for the job, it is fair to say that if you take on Star Wars: Episode VII, you are going to annoy someone, as Star Wars fans have become increasingly difficult to please, thanks to George Lucas.
So far, some of the top Hollywood names who have rejected Star Wars: Episode VII include J.J. Abrams, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg, Joss Whedon and Wes Anderson, to name just a few. Fortunately, there are still a few good names on the radar, including Brad Bird (although he too is very doubtful) and Matthew Vaughn.
Who would you like to see directing Star Wars: Episode VII?