Brad Bird Also Joins Crowd of “Star Wars VII” Non-Candidates

By Kirsten Anderson Movie News

Brad Bird joins the "not directing Star Wars" club.

It seems like the “Star Wars Episode VII” directing job is the least wanted job in Hollywood. So far we’ve heard very public cries of “No, not me, thanks” from Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino (though I don’t think he’d get the invite), J.J. Abrams, and Zack Snyder. Now we have another director who is more than willing to make it clear that he does not want to do it: Brad Bird, director of “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,”  who was a popular choice with fans.

ComingSoon noted Bird’s responses on Twitter to a series of questions on the topic:

@rsavenell: You are on people’s lists as top choice for Star Wars, yet haven’t confirmed. Please end this tease!” Not doing Star Wars.

“@ClarkGoble: tell me your next one is the new Star Wars!” Nope. A science fiction film. Not Star Wars.

@JoesMonster: @wearebuffaloz Is it Star Wars Episode VII? Because I really hope it’s Star Wars Episode VII…” It’s not Episode VII.

@GeoffBreedwell: You’re not doing EP7? Why not? You’re perfect for it!” Thanks. But the science fiction film I AM doing is gonna be cool.

That would be “1952,” a movie that’s supposedly about a man who has an alien encounter. George Clooney is reportedly interested in starring.

It’s so funny, there are a million big name directors who look at “Star Wars Episode VII” and think “That’s a no-win situation,” and a million no-name aspiring directors who look at it and think “That’s a win-win situation!” Disney’s going to end up with someone in the middle, not the big name everyone wants and not, well, you, who are 100% sure you would do an awesome job.

We do know that Michael Arndt is writing a first draft of a script.

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