17 November 2012 7:52 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When Star Wars Episode VII was first announced the internet went nuts suggesting possible directors to helm the project. Fans and journalists alike threw out names like J.J. Abrams, Guillermo del Toro, and Steven Spielberg, but of the dozens of names none sounded better in my mind than Brad Bird. Beyond the fact that the guy has done nothing but produce awesome work since first entering the industry - such as the early years of The Simpsons, Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - the man simply has an amazing directorial mind and an brilliant sense of story and structure. But I am incredibly sad to report that Bird will not be the man put in charge of leading the next generation of Star Wars. Despite the fact that fans even went as far as to create a campaign video promoting the idea of »

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