David Fincher and Jon Favreau Interested in Directing ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Michael Arndt is writing the screenplay for Disney's highly-anticipated sequel that takes us back to that galaxy far, far away.
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David Fincher and Jon Favreau Interested in Directing ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

David Fincher may be interested in director Star Wars: Episode VIILast month, Iron Man director Jon Favreau issued a vague statement that indicated how excited he was for Star Wars: Episode VII, although he never said he is or is not up for the open director position. Today, we have word that the filmmaker is "panting after this job," and that David Fincher may be in the running as well.

Both filmmakers have a history with George Lucas. David Fincher served as an assistant camera man on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, and Jon Favreau used George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch for the sound mixing on Iron Man. Jon Favreau also guest starred in a voice role on the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

As with most stories regarding Star Wars: Episode VII, nothing has been confirmed by LucasFilm or Walt Disney Pictures. All we know for certain is that Michael Arndt is writing the screenplay, and that Disney plans to release this highly-anticipated sequel in 2015.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015.

Sources:Deadline

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  • shuabert • 3 years ago

    I wouldn't really care for Favreau, though I'm sure if he's chosen he would do a passable job. But Fincher really interests me. He's never taken on a project of this style before, but he's an excellent visual filmmaker and I think Benjamin Button showed he could handle a fantasy story well.

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    • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

      @narrator Good point

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      • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

        @narrator Agreed. Couldn't hurt.

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        • narrator • 3 years ago

          Normally, I'd shoot this type of rumored sh*t down. Favreau has already implied he doesn't want to direct this project, and no one can really blame him. David Fincher? The dude hasn't even crossed my mind as a serious candidate for Episode VII, and he's my second favorite director. So normally I'd be inclined to agree with @bawnian-dexeus and @thedude-abides.

          However, when I actually stop and think about it, I feel as though Fincher's involvement in this film would do everyone a great service, regardless of how different the project may be compared to his past body of work. Fincher, while being a true master of tension (Zodiac, TGWTDT, Se7en), is really one of the few auteurs capable of making just about any project work regardless of genre (Social Network, Fight Club, Benjamin Button). When you think about it, we know that he'd bring amazing visuals, sharp cinematography, and compelling emotion to the film, whether the script blows or not (Panic Room, anyone?). While I don't see him actually taking the job, I wouldn't mind in the least if he helmed this blockbuster.

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          • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

            @Roberto-Mata Yes i hope so too, that everything works out.

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            • Roberto-Mata • 3 years ago

              @themoviefanatic that's true, i hope everything works out..

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              • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                @Roberto-Mata There is probably a chance, that he will direct it then. Unless one of the girl with the dragon tattoo sequels are pretty close to 2015.

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                • k-man • 3 years ago

                  If Fincher gets the job, you can consider me BACK ON the Star Wars train. He would be a dream director for a job like this! One can only hope that comes true.

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                  • @bawnian-dexeus plausable- hmmmmm perhaps not have you seen cowsboys and aliens and not ot forget irondick2

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                    • Fincher pleaseeeeeeeee

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                      • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                        Two great choices, but whoever does direct it I'll be happy.

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                        • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 3 years ago

                          mw get your facts right- Fav released a stament so said a couple of weeks ago now he head on wanting to do it- this site is just f*cking bull!

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                          • Roberto-Mata • 3 years ago

                            @themoviefanatic it's very difficult to say, he will direct the girl with the dragon tatoo sequels first, and this movie is set for release on 2015...

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                            • felipe-11 • 3 years ago

                              I love Fincher, but I'd rather see him pass on this... I want my Dragon Tattoo sequels, and I want them fast!

                              @john-m haha even Fincher disagrees with you on that last one, he hates Alien 3.

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                              • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                @skywise Imagine his style and tone with Sith characters

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                                • justice-kowaleski • 3 years ago

                                  DAVID FINCHER ENOUGH SAID

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                                  • skywise • 3 years ago

                                    Hmmm, funny that Fincher never even crossed my mind as a possability but it is intruiging.

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                                    • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                      Fincher won't do it and being an assistant camera man doesn't necessarily mean "Oh, he held the sharpness back in the day, he's perfect for it."

                                      Jon seems the more plausible

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                                      • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                                        @Roberto-Mata Oh, so David Fincher probably will be the one who that will direct it then.

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                                        • Roberto-Mata • 3 years ago

                                          @themoviefanatic oh and include in that list David Yates (working on the Tarzan film)

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