It looks like "Star Wars" is coming back to the big screen. Following Disney's huge purchase of Lucasfilm, an announcement was made that the seventh "Star Wars" film will hit theaters in 2015, and more will follow. By that time, it will have been 10 years since George Lucas released the last chapter of the prequel trilogy. Lucas had long said that he was done with "Star Wars," and he wasn't lying. Though he will have creative input, he will not be producing, writing, or directing the new films. "I'm doing this so that the films will have a longer life," he said after the announcement. "I get to be a fan now ... I sort of look forward to it. It's a lot more fun actually, than actually having to go out into the mud and snow." After the last trilogy angered many fans, a new creative team might be just what "Star Wars" needs. With that in mind, here are a few directors that would be great candidates to run the franchise.
After the bomb that was "Batman and Robin," many thought the Batman franchise was dead for good. But along came Christopher, and he gave fans a series of movies that rivals any trilogy in history. It's quite clear that he knows how to handle big budget movies, and he can also have his pick of any actor out there. In addition, his ability to tell a dark story with real special effects could restore some swagger to a franchise that became cartoonish under George's leadership. With his "Dark Knight" trilogy complete, Christopher might just be available for such a large undertaking.
The "Lost" creator has already revived one classic sci-fi series. He directed the "Star Trek" reboot in 2009, and is currently working on the planned sequel for 2013. He also directed the fantasy hit "Super 8," so he knows what he's doing when it comes to special effects. J.J. also has the creative storytelling ability to give fans an entirely new look at the "Star Wars" universe. He might be too busy with "Star Trek," but he would be a perfect candidate to take up this project as well.
Coming off of the massive success that was "The Avengers," Joss would be a hot choice to direct the new "Star Wars" trilogy. He has worked with Disney in the past, and he certainly knows how to connect with a wide range of audiences. On top of that, he figures to bring a lighter approach that might fit well with the previous "Star Wars" movies. If he was loyal to the Marvel superheroes, he will likely be loyal to the "Star Wars" legacy. That should keep current "Star Wars" diehards happy. That is also going to appeal to Disney, which will no doubt want to attract every type of moviegoer out there.Note:This was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Join the Yahoo! Contributor Network here to start publishing your own articles.