Addressing Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin Trevorrow is not ready for that world. We’re great with Gareth Edwards directing the spin-off, Rogue One, and Rian Johnson with Episode VIII, but Episode IX…? Not vibing the selection. There is a new hope (you like that, fellow nerds?) J.J. Abrams will step in to direct the ninth installment, because he is so impressed with Rian Johnson’s story. If he doesn’t, here’s to hoping he and Mickey Mouse might look to one of the following guys, instead of a guy who painted Jurassic World by numbers.
7. Ghost of Irvin Kershner
Nothing like a smarmy quip to begin a list. It’s not that there’s an ax to grind regarding Colin Trevorrow–more like a hatchet–we just need to see more from him. So, we’ll start with someone who is no longer living, but did a lot. The new, Disney-led Star Wars needs its Irvin Kershner. As all Star Wars fans are well aware, Irvin brought us the next level affair of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Sadly, the world lost Irvin in 2010. He enjoyed 87 years on planet earth, so there’s no complaining about his grand exit, but his influence was sorely missed on the Star Wars prequels, and we’re hopeful it is tapped by Rian Johnson on Star Wars: Episode VIII. J.J. covered the nostalgia in Episode VII, now it’s time to move forward. We call upon the Jediesque blue flaming ghost of Irvin.