Opinion: Who Should Be The Director For Star Wars: Episode IX?

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Earlier this week, we received shocking news that Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow is no longer directing Star Wars: Episode IX. There is a huge vacancy for many directors to fill this void. Who is the best person for the job?

It's hard to pinpoint who is going to fill the vacancy, but Lucasfilm needs to hire someone that doesn't mind listening to them. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were fired from the Han Solo movie for doing their own thing.

Recent reports say Colin Trevorrow also had too much creative opinion and Lucasfilm didn't like the script for Star Wars: Episode IX. Anyway, here's a list of Hollywood directors that could direct Star Wars: Episode IX.

J.J. Abrams: Abrams is s safe choice as he directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Even though the movie borrowed many elements from A New Hope, it still made a lot of money at the Box Office and many people like it better than the prequels.

There was no backstage drama that I heard of during the making of The Force Awakens. Not to mention Abrams is familiar with the cast and crew so it will be an easy transition.

Rian Johnson: Johnson is another choice that seems very likely. Johnson is the director for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Lucasfilm seems to be happy with his script and the way he directed it.

The public has yet to see the movie, although chances are is that it will be another hit. Much like Abrams, it's a safe bet Lucasfilm could choose Johnson since he's already familiar with everyone.

Justin Lin: Justin Lin made his mark on Hollywood by directing the more popular The Fast and the Furious movies. He has experience with Hollywood blockbusters and several of his films have been well received.

He also had to direct Star Trek Beyond since J.J. Abrams was too busy making Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Lin already knows how to make a good science fiction movie so he is a good candidate.

Patty Jenkins: Patty Jenkins made a name for herself thanks to the critical and commercial acclaim of Wonder Woman. Since Rey is the main character in the new Star Wars films, Jenkins knows how to handle female led movies.

That said, she might not be able to direct Episode IX since Warner Bros. will want her back for Wonder Woman 2. She might be better off directing Wonder Woman 2 than jumping to the competition.

Steven Spielberg: Spielberg is a master of the Hollywood blockbuster as he directed the likes of Jaws, E.T. and Jurassic Park just to name a few.

Not to mention the man is familiar with Star Wars since he is good friends with George Lucas.

The only reason he might not be able to direct Episode IX is due to scheduling. He is set to direct Indiana Jones 5 so he might not be able to commit to directing the new Star Wars movie.

F. Gary Gray: F. Gary Gray has seen a resurgence in Hollywood thanks to directing films such as Straight Outta Compton and this year's The Fate of the Furious.

He also directed The Italian Job back in 2003. Much like Justin Lin, he has experience when it comes to directing action movies.

He doesn't seem to be working on any other major projects so his schedule is free at the moment. He could be a good choice.

Matthew Vaughn: Matthew Vaughn could be a great director for Star Wars: Episode IX. He's directed critically acclaimed action movies before such as Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

He was actually interested in directing The Force Awakens and he wanted Chloe Grace Moretz as the main lead. His schedule also seems to be free after the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle later this month.

Joss Whedon: Joss Whedon is another director that has a lot of experience in the action blockbuster movie genre. The first Avengers movie in 2012 made a lot of money and it has the same type of tone and humor that a Star Wars movie could have. Not to mention he is also proven to like strong female characters in his movies.

The only reason that might stop him from directing Episode IX is due to scheduling. Warner Bros. might want back for Justice League 2 or Batgirl ASAP.

This is just a small list of names that could direct the movies. Names like James Cameron and Christopher Nolan are unlikely.

The former is busy with the Avatar films, while Nolan usually likes to make his own movies.

Nolan is not the type of director to jump on board for a third movie in a trilogy. He would rather start from the beginning with his own vision.

Then there are directors Lucasfilm will avoid. Aside from the aforementioned Colin Trevorrow, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, there are other directors that might be hard to deal with.

Edgar Wright comes to mind since Marvel ousted him from Ant-Man due to creative differences.

Michael Bay is unlikely since nobody likes the Transformers films. Lastly, George Lucas won't direct as fans dislike him now thanks to the Star Wars prequels....

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