Brad Bird Turned Down Star Wars Episode VII

Brad Bird who directed the highly successful Pixar film The Incredibles, was given the opportunity of a lifetime to helm the next chapter in the Star Wars saga.

Due to Bird’s involvement in the highly secretive film Tomorrowland, he declined the role stating:

“[Tomorrowland] really special and unique”

During the same interview, Bird went on to share some of his thoughts about a sequel to The Incredibles:

I have been thinking about it. People think that I have not been, but I have. Because I love those characters and love that world. I am stroking my chin and scratching my head. I have many, many elements that I think would work really well in another [INCREDIBLES] film, and if I can get ‘em to click all together, I would probably wanna do that. I like the idea of moving a little more quickly in films. I’m looking for ways to accelerate the pace a little bit and figure out a way to keep creative control over these movies to a level where I’m comfortable with the end result but also speed them up a bit and make more of them. I have many different films I wanna make. It’s like a big airplane hangar and I have different projects on the floor; half-assembled in my brain. I’m interested in all of them. You kind of have to move on the ones people are willing to pay for and the ones you’re most excited about.

I just can’t imagine how someone could decline Star Wars!?

Source: THR

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