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