There's been an odd perception shift over the directing job for "Star Wars: Episode VII." At first, the gig seemed like any filmmakers dream. "Star Wars" birthed a generation of directors. Everyone working in Hollywood would probably kill to take a crack at that bad boy. Right?
So we eagerly waited for a director to come forward, and as we did, bigger and bigger names took their hat out of the ring. Well, of course Joss Whedon can't director. He's a little busy. They'll find someone else easily. Right?
But then people started coming out of the woodwork announcing that they straight-up turned Lucasfilm in Disney down. J.J. Abrams couldn't bring himself to do it. Brad Bird reportedly chose his mysterious "1952" over it, and now Guillermo del Toro tells The Playlist that he is just too busy.
Read more after the jump!
Though it was not an outright offer, according to del Toro, »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
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