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TOP DIRECTORS SHUN STAR WARS: EPISODE 7

November 12, 2012 by · 5 Comments 

Who will direct Episode 7 of Star Wars? Well, an elimination contest of sorts is currently taking place, with a number of directors voluntarily taking themselves out of the running. George Lucas did so with the announcement that his film company had been purchased by Disney and that at least three additional Star Wars episodes will be produced. Then, over the weekend, Steven Spielberg did so, telling Access Hollywood, “No! No! It’s not my genre. It’s my best friend George’s genre.” Asked by Entertainment Weekly, whether he’d like to take a crack at directing the movie, Quentin Tarantino remarked, “I could so care less. … No, sorry. Especially if Disney’s going to do it.” Then, when interviewed by the Hollywood Reporter, J.J. Abrams, remarked, “I am looking forward more than anyone to the next iterations of Star Wars, but I believe I will be going as a paying moviegoer.”