The list of big name directors that might take over the directorial duties for Star Wars VII keeps getting smaller as Guillermo del Toro officially bows out of the running.
Guillermo recently talked with The Playlist, explaining the circumstances of how it almost happened.
“We got one phone call to my agent saying, ‘Is Guillermo interested?’ And basically I have so much stuff already of my own, and I’m pursuing stuff that I’m generating already….It was very flattering, It was just a phone call, it didn’t go past that, it was very nice to be asked, but believe it or not, I’m busy enough.”
“I think the fans deserve somebody that is just going to immerse themselves completely. As a geek, I would have loved to see Brad Bird take it.”
It’s too bad that Bird also took himself out of the running back in November:
Maybe we won’t see Guillermo’s vision for Star Wars, but we can certainly see his latest Sci-Fi Bonanza Pacific Rim, which is looking fantastic, and opens in theaters everywhere July 12th.