Since the announcement that New Zealand icon, Taika Waititi, would be directing his own Star Wars film, I’ve been thinking about how many other great directors deserve a chance to put their spin on the galaxy far, far away, all of whom come from different film making backgrounds and draw from different genres and stylistic influences. Make no mistake, that variety is one of the biggest strengths of Star Wars – the original film alone draws from space fantasy serials, old westerns, samurai films, etc. Therefore, I’ve assembled a list of four amazing directors for you, plus recommendations of films of theirs to watch, and some ideas of what kind of Star Wars media they could create based on what they’ve already made and where they draw their inspirations from. And, as per usual this is just my opinion.
CATHY YAN (Dead Pigs, Birds of Prey)