The Man Who Should Direct 'Star Wars' Says That He Won't Direct 'Star Wars'

11.18.12 5 years ago

We usually leave all science fiction- and movie-related news for Gamma Squad and Film Drunk, but those lazy drunks are sleeping off their mistakes from last night (they got together and watched Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot *shudder*), so we feel it’s our duty to studiously report: Y U NO DIRECT STAR WARZ, BRAD BIRD?

First, a bit of background on Bird: after creating the short-lived animated series Family Dog, he began working on The Simpsons, where he directed two episodes, “Krusty Gets Busted” and “Like Father, Like Clown,” and served as executive consultant for eight years. In 1999, he wrote and directed the EMOTIONAL animated classic The Iron Giant, which caught the eye of Pixar honcho John Lasseter, who collaborated with Bird on The Incredibles and Ratatouille. Last year, Bird proved he’s adept at live-action films, too, with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protes, and the Dubai scene is one of 54,924 reasons why he should direct Star Wars: Episode VII.

But yesterday on Twitter, Bird tweeted (ugh):

Oh well. Back to the Star Wars directing drawing board. I wonder if the guy who directed Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot is available?

Mom shot first.

(Via Twitter)

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