Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol director Brad Bird makes it clear he will NOT be directing ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

The Star Wars: Episode VII director rumours just keep on coming, and it is not surprising that big names like Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams, Quentin Tarantino and Zack Snyder have very quickly distanced themselves from the film. Had they not, they might have ended up in a similar situation to Oscar winning director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol).

In a bombardment of questions by fans on Twitter, Bird finally put an end to speculation that he might be directing Star Wars: Episode VII. See, there have been rumours that Bird was a possibility for directing the film, and I for one would have like to have seen him do it. However, read a few snippets of fans questions, with Bird’s answers below for confirmation he will NOT be directing the film:

Brad Bird ?@BradBirdA113

@rsavenell: You are on people’s lists as top choice for Star Wars, yet haven’t confirmed. Please end this tease!” Not doing Star Wars.

@ClarkGoble: tell me your next one is the new Star Wars!” Nope. A science fiction film. Not Star Wars.

@JoesMonster@wearebuffaloz Is it Star Wars Episode VII? Because I really hope it’s Star Wars Episode VII…” It’s not Episode VII.

@GeoffBreedwell: You’re not doing EP7? Why not? You’re perfect for it!” Thanks. But the science fiction film I AM doing is gonna be cool.

@gregaveryowens: Totally just saw @BradBirdA113 slam Star Wars. Brilliant!” I’m not slamming Star Wars. I’m just doing “1952?! Sheesh! 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.


You can feel the anger building in Bird’s responses, the poor chap. However, clearly people have mistook his massive sci-fi project 1952 for Star Wars. 1952 is a huge sci-fi epic which just recently bagged George Clooney as the leading actor. Bird is also working again with Disney for the film 1952, and you can expect to find out much more on this as it develops.

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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