Watch: Campaign Video to Give 'Star Wars: Episode VII' to Brad Bird
There's been a lot of talk about Star Wars over the past week. In addition to the promise of Star Wars: Episode VII kicking off a new trilogy after the acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney, rumors of Matthew Vaughn directing and buzz about Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher returning to the saga have been circling. When it comes to directors for the new trilogy without George Lucas involved, we have our own list of ten directors who seem right for the job. Brad Bird (of The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) made our list, and one person agrees rather vehemently in this campaign video. See below!
The video makes some funny remarks about Brad Bird rocking a scarf, but you can't argue with the fact that each of his four feature films (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) have scored 94% or higher on Rotten Tomatoes. Plus, the man did direct a couple great episodes of "The Simpsons" during the animated series' glory days, not to mention the music video for Do the Bartman. Also, with 1952 (a project that is not a cover for Star Wars) set up at Disney and his history with Pixar as a director and senior creative team member, he's the perfect fit. We're in! #GiveItToBradBird