Originally Posted by oink
Anyone want to make recommendations on Directors go forward?How about...
The problem is that Disney exerts extreme control over all their properties, of which Star Wars is now a part, and the more creatively "out there" directors probably wouldn't tolerate the micromanaging that Disney is known for. Maybe ones that worked for Disney in the past may take the opportunity, but the ones who operate more or less independently I don't really see taking the job, or being offered the job. I could be wrong, but that's the sense I get given Disney's MO.
Now sometimes that oversight bears fruit. Not a movie, but a good illustration nonetheless, when the Lion King musical had Julie Taymor's avant-garde sensibilities expressed to give a wonderful spectacle, Disney still held the reigns to make sure the story kept on track (and if you see the mess the Spider-man musical became when Taymor was unchecked, there is merit to that approach.) But for an experienced, successful director to take the Disney Star Wars mantle up, I think they'd either have to have prior firsthand Disney experience, or be so in love with the material that they'd be willing to operate under Disney control.