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Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films? 

Benjamin Dunn
Updated November 5, 2019 8.5k votes 1k voters 12.6k views

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Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

It was announced that Disney has bought Lucasfilm for 4.05 billion dollars. Not only that, but they have also stated that they will begin making new Star Wars films starting with Episode 7 that will be released in 2015, with new films being released every 1-3 years.

Since Lucas will no longer be attached as director for the new series it opens the door for some amazing opportunities. Who would be your favorite choice to direct the new Star Wars movies? Vote up your favorites and add any that have been missed.
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Joss Whedon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
Age 54 from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Christopher Nolan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
Age 48 from London, United Kingdom
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Brad Bird is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
Age 61 from USA, Kalispell, Montana
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Peter Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
Age 57 from New Zealand, Wellington
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J.J. Abrams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
Age 52 from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Guillermo del Toro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
Age 54 from Guadalajara, Mexico
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David Fincher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
Age 56 from Denver, Colorado, United States of America
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Duncan Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
Age 47 from Bromley, United Kingdom
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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
Age 72 from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
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Edgar Wright is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
martin123 added Age 44 from Poole, United Kingdom
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Alfonso Cuarón is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
dolinj added Age 57 from Mexico, Mexico City
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Rian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
Age 45 from Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Maryland, Continental United States
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Jon Favreau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
Age 52 from Flushing, New York City, New York, United States of America
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Neil Blomkamp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
Neil Blomkamp
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Ridley Scott is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
Age 81 from South Shields, United Kingdom
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Matthew Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
superprongs added Age 47 from London, United Kingdom
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Darren Aronofsky is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
RodMcGuinness added Age 50 from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Sam Mendes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
PeteBoyle added Age 53 from Reading, United Kingdom
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Spike Jonze is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
PeteBoyle added Age 49 from Rockville, Montgomery County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Maryland
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James Mangold is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
PeteBoyle added Age 55 from New York City, New York
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Joe Carnahan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
PeteBoyle added Age 49 from Sacramento, California, United States of America
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Takashi Miike is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
PeteBoyle added Age 58 from Japan, Yao
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Tommy Wiseau is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
red62 added Age 63 from New Orleans, Louisiana
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Tom Hooper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
PeteBoyle added Age 46 from London, United Kingdom
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Benh Zeitlin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Should Direct the New Star Wars Films?
PeteBoyle added Age 36 from Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America