Yeah, I feel harsh for having wanted this for ages. Jurassic World didn't seem to have a single inspired or unique thing about it, and The Book of Henry is awwwwwful. The fact he and his writing partner still hadn't figured out a script after this long, and needed a random British guy to fill in, says it all. Personally, I hope they get Rian Johnson to just finish the saga and re-write the entire script. I think they'll want a safe pair of hands on this one. Long-shots I'd like to see would be Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men is absolutely amazing, and he's done franchise and blockbuster sci-fi), whilst Guillermo Del Toro has been talking to Disney for a while about a potential spin-off (though I didn't rate Pacific Rim). Or George Miller...I think he did Happy Feet? Regardless, if it's not Rian, I expect JJ, or somebody of that sort, rather than a more young and experimental director.
EDIT: Apparently insiders are saying that Disney are now done with green directors, and will not be considering them for future SW titles. Unsurprising, considering a) the Han Solo debacle, b) the extensive reshoots they brought Tony Gilroy in for with R1, and c) Josh Trank. Though by all accounts, the film Rian has made is really unique and fresh.
Part of me is torn...I definitely don't want people as inexperienced as Trank getting thrown films they aren't ready for/have the proven character to handle, but I think the rumours of Stephen Daldry directing the Obi-Wan spin-off are just so uninspiring. Fair enough if they want safe hands, but I'd rather they at least pick directors on the up and with their own sense of style. I mentioned Curon and Del Toro, and those are both directors I'd much rather see tackling SW than uninspiring journeymen like Daldry and Ron Howard. Hell, even someone like Gore Verbinski or Brad Bird would be interesting to see.
Edited by Darknoon, 06 September 2017 - 12:10 PM.