When Star Wars: Episode VII was announced last month, a slew of filmmakers were rumored to be considering the project. One of those directors is Brad Bird, although he cleared the air yesterday on his Twitter page, revealing that he will not direct this sci-fi sequel.
“@rsavenell: You are on people's lists as top choice for Star Wars, yet haven't confirmed. Please end this tease!”Not doing Star Wars.— Brad Bird (@BradBirdA113) November 18, 2012
“@clarkgoble: tell me your next one is the new Star Wars!”Nope. A science fiction film. Not Star Wars.— Brad Bird (@BradBirdA113) November 18, 2012
“@geoffbreedwell: You're not doing EP7? Why not? You're perfect for it!”Thanks. But the science fiction film I AM doing is gonna be cool.— Brad Bird (@BradBirdA113) November 18, 2012
That said, Michael Arndt is a fantastic writer and Kathy Kennedy is a brilliant producer. I will be first in line to see the new STAR WARS.— Brad Bird (@BradBirdA113) November 18, 2012
Since there isn't much information released about the director's secretive sci-fi project 1952, it was speculated by some that this project may just be a fake title to throw fans off, masking that it really is Star Wars: Episode VII. It turns out that is not the case, although we still don't know what 1952 is about. Stay tuned for the latest regarding Star Wars: Episode VII.