Has Colin Trevorrow all but confessed he’s directing Episode VII? Turns out, not so much

With internet favorite Brad Bird officially out of the picture (sigh,) is Colin Trevorrow going to be the man to direct Episode VII? And has he already confirmed it in all but name?

Film School Rejects reports some interesting comments that Trevorrow made during an interview posted in June.

“I can’t speak with any specificity as to what the next thing will be. There are amazing opportunities that have arisen as a result of this. One of them, I will say, will probably create a good deal of ire against me on the Internet when people find out what it is. So, I just want to say in advance that I promise you, for all those who love the mythology that I will be tackling, trust that I love it as much as you do. And I will respect it, and hopefully make it not suck.”

Obviously, this could be pretty much any established franchise – even things like Twilight get the ‘mythology’ buzzword these days. But, as I said the first time Trevorrow’s name came up, a lesser-known director would fit with Lucas’ previous director choices, so it’s hard to discount him as a possible contender. At least until one checks Twitter…

Well then. The longer this goes on, the more sure I am that none of us has any idea who’ll get the job.

10 thoughts on “Has Colin Trevorrow all but confessed he’s directing Episode VII? Turns out, not so much

  1. Aaron

    OK, slowly but surely there is nobody left but Hemingway. Or Dave Filoni. ;)
    Is it just me or is this whole “Who might be our director” game getting old?

  2. Dunc Post author

    Since the entire ‘director field’ has been pretty much set by rumors based on wishful thinking and coincidence, I don’t think there’s a chance that the internet is even looking in the right direction.

    I say this as someone with not a single horse in the race. Who’s going to direct? Who do I want to direct? I DON’T KNOW.

  3. Juan-man

    Andrew Stanton!!! Sure, John Carter didn’t do well at the box office, but the film had all the Star Wars vibe, and the ‘failure’ was more because of poor marketing than because of his (great) directing.

    I still can’t figure why he isn’t in the main polls for this job…

  4. Stooge

    I’m sure Kershner and Marquand were on the tip of everyone’s tongue 35 years ago.

    That said, has anyone asked about Ron Howard’s future plans? His next movie is already in post.

  5. Stooge

    If anything, he’s maybe too big a get — but dang is he qualified. Great with actors, great with effects, great with genres, and yeah, LFL credentials. Oh to dream.

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