STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - Add Brad Bird to the List of Directors Not Tackling the Film

By AMC November 19, 2012

Ever since news hit about “Star Wars: Episode VII” happening, fans have been waiting on pins and needles for updates on the production. The only confirmations we know for sure is that “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Toy Story 3” scribe Michael Arndt is penning the script and that Kathy Kennedy is producing it. The hunt for who will helm the project and occupy the big director’s seat is on and we have only learned at this point who is in fact not directing it.

Steven Spielberg, Zack Snyder, Quentin Tarantino and J.J. Abrams have confirmed that they are definitely not directing the epic. As we continue to review our list of other potential fanboy favorites, unfortunately Brad Bird announced that we can also put a red line through his name as he will not be directing "Star Wars".

Having directed such films as “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” and the clever animated film, “The Incredibles”, Bird was an easy candidate that many believed would do a stellar job.

After receiving a comment from a fan on Twitter that stated, “Tell me your next one is the new Star Wars!”, Bird responded with:

"Nope. A science fiction film. Not Star Wars. That said, Michael Arndt is a fantastic writer and Kathy Kennedy is a brilliant producer. I will be first in line to see the new STAR WARS."

Who would you like to see direct the new "Star Wars"? Let us know in the comments section below and we'll be sure to keep you posted about any updates as they come in.

Source: ScreenCrave

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