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Incredibly, Brad Bird is not directing Star Wars Episode VII. Probably.

Posted by on November 17, 2012 – 8:33 pm

Brad Bird wants his Twitter followers (and presumably the wider world) to know that he is not going to direct the new Star Wars movie, no matter how much you want him to:

 

People are understandably suspicious, what with his mysterious sci-fi flick 1952 in the works, and speculation that it may have been a code name for Star Wars Episode VII just as “Blue Harvest” was used to try and throw people off the scent of what would become Return of the Jedi.

 

Are you sure, Brad?

 

Of course, hope springs eternal:

 

But hey, 1952 will be worth it even though it allegedly won’t involve lightsabers:

 

That must mean Brad Bird hates Star Wars!

 

And in case there was any doubt: