20 March 2013 5:40 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Much as we all wanted him to hop on to Episode VII, Brad Bird doesn't have any current plans to direct a Star Wars film-- which, lets be honest, is our loss. Bird is the mastermind behind three great animated films (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille) along with his insanely entertaining live-action debut Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, which could very well be the best fourquel of all time. Bird has proven over and over that he's got amazing storytelling skills plus a knack for directing action. If at any point down the line he steps on to a Star Wars film, we could only be so lucky. And in the meantime, through the most circuitous means possible, we're getting a brief glimpse into how Bird thinks about the Star Wars films that already exist, and what he would change about them. In the middle of a lengthy »

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