1 November 2012 10:31 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

With three more Star Wars films in the offing, LucasFilm and its new owner Disney will have to tread carefully not to disappoint fans. So who will they pick to star and direct?

It says something about the enduring allure of Star Wars that even though there hasn't been a really good movie under the banner for almost three decades, the announcement of a new trilogy of Disney-backed films is the only story on the fanboy radar this week. Rifle through the blogosphere and you'll find pieces arguing that this or that novel from the Star Wars expanded universe ought to form the basis of Episode VII, that original stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher ought to be wheeled out again, and that directors such as Brad Bird, David Yates, Matthew Vaughn, Sam Mendes and Jj Abrams ought to be top of the producers' wish list.

As for the first point, »

- Ben Child

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