FAN MADE: Campaign Video For Brad Bird To Direct STAR WARS EPISODE VII

The Incredibles/Mission Impossible 4 director seems to be a fan-favorite to take over the franchise from George Lucas now that Disney hold the reigns, and this funny campaign vid will leave no doubts as to why he's the man for the job!..probably..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 11/8/2012
So now that we know who will be sitting in The White house for the next 4 years, it's time to move on to the really important decision - who is going to direct the next installment in the Star Wars saga? One fan really wants the job to go to Brad Bird - a solid choice no doubt - and has put together the following campaign vid, which lists the man's achievements while taking a few good natured swipes at the...less-loved movies that have come before..



Do you think Bird would get the job done? Who would be the subject of your own campaign vid? Sound off below.









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Celenco - 11/8/2012, 6:45 AM
Lol...Love it...Brad Bird for Director.
Valandil - 11/8/2012, 6:47 AM
He would be one of the best choices...
thewonderer - 11/8/2012, 7:08 AM
GET BIRD FOR STAR WARS OR JUSTICE LEAGUE!!!!

Retarded studios can't [frick]ing see whats RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM
fullmoon106 - 11/8/2012, 7:11 AM
That was great :). Yeah...Bird would be a great choice.
VladMaximus - 11/8/2012, 7:14 AM
Awesome. He's got my vote!
DaenerysTargaryen - 11/8/2012, 7:14 AM
I wish I had a nickel for everytime he was nominated for a movie by you guys. Brad Bird for everything!
RedeyeJedi - 11/8/2012, 7:17 AM
That was just outstanding, a job well done.
Either Brad Bird or Neil Blomkamp.
RedeyeJedi - 11/8/2012, 7:20 AM
@Splenda- Uh, did you watch the video? He's done some great stuff.
CapFan79 - 11/8/2012, 7:20 AM
I'm not against him, but as a 30 year SW fan I think I'd like maybe Favreau or other guys out there who can handle experienced actors. At least for Ep VII. If done right they can take chances with other guys on VIII and IX. The first of a new trilogy sets the tone which is why even though Ep III is good and Ep II decent they cant shake the mediocrity of The Phantom Menace. With Ford likely coming back just for VII I think he'll have say in it. Speilberg always wanted to do SW and with Kennedy as producer and Disney in control he can (Lucas had a feud with the directors guild regarding SW which is why Speilberg and many other directors never did). Ford and Speilberg and Favreau have worked together.
blvdnoise - 11/8/2012, 7:23 AM
<-- New member of the BradBird campaign.
IgnurRant - 11/8/2012, 7:29 AM
Dude should of directed The Avenger's aswell. He is best at group dynamics. The Incredibles is still the best superhero team up ever.
bestintheworld - 11/8/2012, 7:45 AM
jessepostal - 11/8/2012, 7:54 AM
What was so good about the incredibles? Or mi4? I'm not bein a dick I really wanna know, both were mediocre in my eyes
DarkArts - 11/8/2012, 7:56 AM
Mission Impossible 4 was quirky and actually campy and did not fit the rest of the series.

Fanboys thinking up this crap because theyve seen 1 or 2 films from some director. They have no fu**ing idea what goes into directing a Star Wars film. The overwhelming majority of the work goes into pre production and post.

And since this Star Wars film needs to set a whole new look a much stronger SCI FI director is needed than Brad Bird, Vaughn, Nolan, Abrams, Whedon.

The only 2 who should be considered are Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson but Spielberg far above all others and Jackson's too involved with Hobbit.

The next director must OK designs of characters, vehicles, entire civilizations and species. If the director screws that up then following directors will be screwed too.
Some of the Directors people want are great when directing real life settings that require typical designs or like Whedon and Nolan guys in superhero suits in the real world. And Avengers dealt with characters already done in other films. Nolan had a Batsuit, a Tumblr and "The Bat". The pre production designs from Avengers+Nolans Batfilms combined dont equal a quarter of what goes into a Star Wars.
Its a huge undertaking and should not be left to chance.
Hopefully Spielberg still wants to do Star Wars.
thewonderer - 11/8/2012, 8:15 AM
@darkmetal

Crystal Skull resulted after the last Spielburg/Lucas collaboration.

Spielburg is incredible as a director, but NOT with projects Lucas created.

Lucas has Spielburg by the balls. It wouldn't be Spielburg but another Lucas film
IgnurRant - 11/8/2012, 8:17 AM
DarkMetal

It seems YOU have no idea what goes into directing a Star Wars film.

Brad Bird, Vaughn, Nolan, Abrams and Whedon are easily stronger directors than Lucas.

What Lucas did was surround himself with very creative people.

There was a lot less flash and eccentric-ness in the originals. They were strong stories with well developed characters that had a huge emotional impact.

All Star Wars needs now is a strong story teller. Focusing in the flash and gimmicks is what creates the prequels.
RexMason - 11/8/2012, 8:19 AM
The Incredibles was excellent, but MI4 was mediocre.
DarkArts - 11/8/2012, 8:19 AM
@CapFan79 It's likely much of Ford's Anti-Han rhetoric was stuff he said back in the mid 90's when he was in demand and then he could say no to Star Wars.
Now Ford is no longer a draw at the box office. He's gotten 2nd billing recently to Brendan Frasier?!? Rachel McAdams??? And Daniel Craig-(whos never been a draw outside of Bond)??
wolverinesfury - 11/8/2012, 8:20 AM
Though the video made very excellent points, I would rather have Brade Bird do Justice League or freaking do Incredibles 2 al-[frick]ing-ready. Now Guillermo del Toro is a slam duck perfect director for Episode 7.
TheAbomination - 11/8/2012, 8:23 AM
He needs to make Incredibles 2 first. And THEN we can talk about him doing Star Wars Episode 7.
Danbojohnj - 11/8/2012, 8:26 AM
Rather Bird than some indie unknown that Lucas thinks is 'cool'.

Still want Spielberg but Bird would more than do.
DarkArts - 11/8/2012, 8:40 AM
@thewonderer In all the Indy films Spielberg was the voice of reason while Lucas was against such things as Indy's father and the casting of Connery.
But Lucas will NOT be involved on the set or have a say in the film as he did with the past Indy films. Spielberg would be free to make changes.

@IgnurRant You really have no idea what youre talking about. The director doesnt just show up and tell the story when its Star Wars. Thats the production side.
The director must assemble a great cast, while also having great judgement when giving the OK for the set, costume, prop, vehicle and character designs.
The litmus test isnt are they able to direct better than Lucas directed the Prequels.
They must be able to not just direct a story but direct the creation of mass amounts of designs 1st. Thats not "FLASH AND GIMMICKS" those things are part of the story.
For example the puppet in Empire that was Yoda-told a story just in his appearance. Vader's design-told a story. Boba Fett's design-told a story. People thought they were cool but there was more depth than just cool.

If the director doesnt direct MAGIC in pre production there will be none on the film.

The original trilogy wasn't just great because of characters and stories but because Lucas, McQuarrie, Kurtz and many others created a magical and wonderful world for them to exist in.

Pre production is where Phantom Menace died-not while it was filming.

Some currently hot directors like Whedon or Nolan would be able to direct Episodes 8-9 but not 7.
Only a Director like Spielberg could direct 7 while also recreating Star Wars at the same time and setting the table for other directors to follow.

Danbojohnj - 11/8/2012, 8:53 AM
^ This
Preston - 11/8/2012, 9:11 AM
Spielberg for Star Wars:

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James Cameron and Spielberg have dominated the industry since 1978. Spielberg has worked with Lucas before, he gets the guy. In vision alone, Spielberg is the best bet.

Plus, The Spielberg name (alone) gets moviegoers in seats. He is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood.

Brad Bird for Justice League:

JLA


Brad Bird has a cartoon background, he knows how to direct huge team movies, and he gets superheroes. Brad Bird has a light touch that will work well with making a Justice League movie more family oriented (See: Whedon).
DrRockso - 11/8/2012, 9:23 AM
What Wormood said
jimpinto24 - 11/8/2012, 9:44 AM
LOL! Brad Bird would be a good choice to helm Star Wars:Episode 7.
iuhgluiblbjjkhkjhkljh - 11/8/2012, 9:49 AM
When did Bird become the king of CBM? Hes directed one live action film. Disney will probably choose Whedon or Jackson. And with good reason.
SantiLu - 11/8/2012, 9:57 AM
JJ Abrams all the way!
SantiLu - 11/8/2012, 10:08 AM
Best easter egg in Star Trek...ABRAMS!



Boogie138 - 11/8/2012, 11:59 AM
@jessepostal: incredibles is the best non-comic superhero film that combines the best of silver age marvel and modern comic aesthetics and themes. M:I 4 is the best mission impossible movie (sorry to john woo fans) it was a movie everyone had bet on to suck and it didn't. i went to M:I for the batman prologue and found a fun and exciting action movie.

bird proves he can take material thats nothing special and make it the best it can be. he gets my vote (my cries for davis lynch goes unanswered ;) damn it!)
Boogie138 - 11/8/2012, 12:02 PM
*david lynch

damn my fat fingers and cat in arms as i on labtop!
IgnurRant - 11/8/2012, 12:34 PM
TheDarkMetal

Sooo.. like I said. Lucas just surrounded himself with talented people. If you watch the Star Wars documentary you can see all the input other people put into Star Wars.

The Prequels were flash and gimmicks.

Vaughn, Nolan, Bird, Whedon could all have easily made a much better film. You really have no idea what your talking about butnit's worded very nicely.
subzero1077 - 11/8/2012, 3:25 PM
Sold!
fistofthenorthstar - 11/8/2012, 4:58 PM
nope, I call Antoine Fuqua!
wbrowning79 - 11/8/2012, 6:35 PM
YES!!!
Finally bring back the star wars we want!
I was never on board with this new star wars. But hey if Brad Bird's on it I'm gonna go see it.
eldorado - 11/8/2012, 9:11 PM
but first, Bird to direct the remake of fantastic four

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