I’m beginning to think people are too scared to take on the directorial duties of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Or maybe they just aren’t psyched about taking a new direction on such hallowed ground. It could sink a career, or bring internet derision upon you for the rest of your life. Of course, the up side is just as tremendous.
That being said, add Guillermo Del Toro to the list of directors that has said “No” to Disney and Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Here’s what the fan fave had to say:
“We got one phone call to my agent saying, ‘Is Guillermo interested?’ And basically I have so much stuff already of my own, and I’m pursuing stuff that I’m generating already….It was very flattering, It was just a phone call, it didn’t go past that, it was very nice to be asked, but believe it or not, I’m busy enough. I think the fans deserve somebody that is just going to immerse themselves completely. As a geek, I would have loved to see Brad Bird take it.”
Of course, Brad Bird is one of the other directors who has already turned it down.