12 directors who could make another Star Wars film.
Outside of Joss Whedon (who needs to spend his time making Avenger films), I wouldn't go for anyone on that list. My first thought was one of the Pixar guys like Andrew Stanton or Brad Bird and my cousin immediately said Kevin Smith or Bryan Singer.
OMG, Vince Giligan looks like Dave Grohl's nerdy little brother, Chad.
Part of me would really love to see SW handed off to an un-produced director, or someone who only has maybe one film under their belt. But of the known names in the industry, the directors on my wish list are (in order of preference):
Steven Spielberg (yeah, right....)
The ones that might bring the most interesting twists:
Ridley Scott (not that he'd do it)
Guillermo del Toro
Who will most likely get the job:
I polled some co-workers on the question of who should direct the next SW installment, and one said - without hesitation - Jan de Bont. I love where I work.