You know, one of these days we’re going to report some actual Star Wars VIII news.
Who’s going to direct Episode VIII? That is the question of the year. A top choice among fans since word of a new Star Wars first broke, was Brad Bird. Basically, because he’s never done anything wrong in the history of ever. He’s helmed such critically heralded films as The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, so…yeah. Fans even went as far as to create a campaign video promoting the idea of hiring the director for the job.
Well, I hate to shit in your cereal, but Bird is out.
Bird shot down rumors today -via Twitter- that he won’t be involved in the production of the 2015 release. Instead, he plans to move forward with another project at Walt Disney Pictures, a science fiction film currently being called 1952.
Wow, another one bites the dust. I dunno if you’ve been keeping track, but here’s a list of directors A-List directors who have passed on the gig. Steven Spielberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Ben Affleck, Quentin Tarantino, J.J. Abrams, Colin Tervorrow and Jon Favreau. Cripes, we’re quickly running out of capable people. Makes me wonder if any director is brave enough to spear head the franchise.