On Friday, StarWars.com officially confirmed that Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 screenwriter Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for the next installment. Ever since Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilms, for a cool $4 billion—and since George Lucas himself confessed that “it’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers”—there’s been plenty of speculation about who will direct Episode VII. Die-hard fans would be happy to have a big-name action/epic movie director, like J.J. Abrams, Peter Jackson or Joss Wheden take control.
Until anything is official, though, fans can hope for more fake audition tapes. We’d like to see Woody Allen’s existential Jedi-talk on the meaning of intergalactic life; or a re-imagined gangster galaxy with a septagenarian Luke obsessing over his mother, courtesy of David Chase.
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