Brad Bird is not directing Episode VII

There have been a lot of names thrown into the ring by fans and media to direct Episode VII, and right at the top of most of the lists was Brad Bird. Alas, this evening he said he’s not doing Star Wars. (Or, if you want to slice hairs since clearly he wouldn’t be doing A New Hope, he did out and out say it’s not Episode VII.)

Bird’s directing credits include The Incredibles and Ratatouille for Pixar, as well as Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. His next film is 1952, which is not, as earlier rumored, a code-name for Episode VII.

This puts us at three for three denials in the top rumored directors: Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams have also denied.

5 Replies to “Brad Bird is not directing Episode VII”

  1. Another one bites the dust. Unfortunately my personal favorite. Am I allowed to swear graphically here? If so: *swearinggraphically*
    Oh yes, that’s the stuff… *damnit* ;-)

  2. I can’t be the only person who read the title of this post as “Big Bird is not directing Episode VII” and then did a double take.

  3. Had Obama lost the election, Big Bird would be out of a job and therefor available, so… ;-)

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