He told the station that “My ears pricked up when it said that Disney was buying Star Wars. Oh, come in Sir Alec Guinness! Yes, on to the agent immediately!”
Continuing, he admitted that “I’d love to do my big franchise movie. Ian’s got his Gandalf, Pat Stewart has his Star Trek, Michael Gambon has got his Dumbledore… They are running out of these old men, you see. I have to be the next!”
He said that “I’m looking for my franchise as we speak!”
Actually Patrick Stewart has two if you include X-Men, but an interesting point none the less by Sir Derek Jacobi.
What??!!! Here is where it gets scary for the future of the Star Wars universe. Darth Vader is dead, we saw both Sebastian Shaw and Hayden Christensen play his Jedi ghost. According to IGN and just about every other site is suggesting that Vader is being resurrected.
“He’s an integral part of the franchise. Replacing him is virtually impossible,” one source says. “The plan is for him to return and play a significant role in the new films.”
Ok, so how? The best guess i can give at this point that is supported by both the Star Wars movie universe and expanded universe is cloning. The did it in Episode II, Resurrection and many other adaptations. But if that be the case what happens to his Jedi spirit? Another question to ponder is where would they have gotten DNA? His arm that was cut off in RTOJ was mechanical, his real arm was cut off on Geonosis, but I would assume they recovered it, the rest was burned off on Mustafar. But with all this being said, this is a rumor that was born on a UK tabloid site called The Express. Which has a very controversial history.
TheForce.Net has an interesting article worth reading that goes into all of the directors who have been mentioned before and even some quotes supporting their non-involvement. The most interesting name coming up on all of the list is Joss Whedon, yes he is attached to Avenger’s 2 along with overseeing phase 2 of the Avengers saga, but he is also the most quite about it. According to Comicbook.com he is one of the few rumored directors that have been unusuallu quite. Given his success with Firefly/Serenity plus taking the helm of the Avengers Saga, I, like others are curious if he is going to somehow contribute to the new Star Wars films.
My personal favorite of the group of directors is Guillermo del Toro. With titles like Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy series I would be curious what his imagination could bring to the infinite character possibilities of the Star Wars Universe. Considering his recent involvement with the new Incredible Hulk television show I would not be surprised if he jumped onto a Star Wars project. Here is an article on ign.com discussing this possibility more.
But these are guesses on both my part and others on the web which leaves my director possibilities the same.
Since the announcement a few weeks ago about Disney acquiring the Star Wars franchise rumors have been flying about directors, cast, and scripts. From Harrison Ford interested in returning to Darth Vader coming back. There are rumors of an Avengers style trilogy with 2-3 additional movies in between. Rumors that it is based of Timothy Zahn’s Trilogy or one written by Lucas some years back. Plus is it going to suck or is going to be bad ass!!! My goal in this blog is to keep it simple so the everyday not-so-fanatic reader can keep up. Let’s face it, who does not like Star Wars?
First topic is it going to suck. Well let’s look at Disney. Pixar, Pirates of the Caribbean and this huge Avengers saga just off the top of my head. They have some really great hits in that group alone not including the early animations of Walt Disney’s movies. I doubt they would tarnish their reputation by putting out a bad Star Wars movie not to mention the potential gold mine if they are successful.
According to sources George Lucas will still be on board as a “creative consultant“. Lawrence Kasdan (who wrote the screenplay for both “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi”) has been confirmed as a writer, as well as Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Billy Dee Williams and Peter Mayhew expressing interest in the possibly reprising their roles depending on the script.
From the confirmed news so far, I’m willing to bet this is something Disney has been looking at for a while now and they are further ahead than we know of. Don’t for get to check out my little cheat sheet below, you can find links to articles referencing the cast and crew. I’ll catch you guys again soon with some plot rumors I have dug up.