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King of Daisy Ridley and Kylo Ren of Adam Driver are front and center, along with co-stars Mark Hamill, John Boyega and the late Carrie Fisher, in the new trailer for Star Wars : The Last Jedi & # 39;
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The films of Star Wars occupy a constantly expanding galaxy, so you'll need some more stars from the cinematic variety sooner rather than later.

With Rian Johnson & # 39; s Star Wars: The Last Jedi (in theaters on December 15) looms on the horizon as a fully charged Death Star, the directors Renown are receiving the call. Ron Howard intervened at the last minute to finish the young spin-off of Han Solo, Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25, 2018) and J.J. Abrams returns to conclude the current trilogy with Episode IX . Johnson impressed Lucasfilm so much that he will oversee a trio of films outside the Skywalker saga.

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Who should be next? Here are five possibilities that could bring talent to the Force, either in Episodes X, XI and XII or perhaps in a Boba Fett jam independent.

Guillermo del Toro, who is getting the Oscar for "The Shape of Water", would fit perfectly into the universe of the film & # 39; Star Wars & # 39; (Photo: Kerry Hayes)

Guillermo del Toro

Nobody has more geek credit, and the Mexican director is no stranger to franchise films, since he directed two Hellboy films and almost directed The Hobbit . He is a fan of Star Wars has a penchant for sumptuous images (see: Pan & # 39; s Labyrinth Crimson Peak ) and is likely to be an Oscar nominee with his new movie The shape of water. A nomination for the best director probably would not hurt his chances.

Ava DuVernay

If the president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, finally decides to hire a woman to lead Star Wars is loaded with options : Michelle MacLaren of television ( Game of Thrones ), a surprise selection as Lorene Scafaria ( The Meddler ) or perhaps the best Hollywood director, Patty Jenkins ( ] Wonder Woman ). DuVernay, however, would be the most likely candidate: the director of Selma is in post-production on Disney's fantasy A Wrinkle in Time (March 9), which could be his hearing It's not that she needs it after getting the J.J. Abrams stamp of approval.

Barry Jenkins

As much as Star Wars was always full of "Pew! Pew! Pews!" and dazzle, there have also been underlying emotions and a deep work of character. (The whole sequence "I am your father" That's golden drama!) Having directed the Oscar winner Moonlight – and apparently more than a passing interest in the galaxy Far away, Jenkins could bring a new sensibility to a franchise committed to growing his mass fan base and emphasizing diversity in front of the camera.

Seen here on the set of & # 39; Blade Runner 2049 & # 39;, Denis Villeneuve is one of the best science fiction filmmakers. (Photo: Stephen Vaughan)

Denis Villeneuve

Making a movie from Star Wars would have to be a friend list concert for a boy who grew up reading science fiction, and Villeneuve is the director of the latest in the genre. The Filmmaker & # 39; s Arrival is one of the few science fiction projects that ever won a nomination for best film, while Blade Runner 2049 but not a blockbuster , is one of very few sequels that really improved in a classic. He signed to adapt the Dune of Frank Herbert but would he reject Star Wars if he were offered? The call of lightsabers and spacecraft could be too big.

Director Taika Waititi jokes on the set of Thor: Ragnarok & # 39; with the star Chris Hemsworth. (Photo: Jasin Boland)

Taika Waititi

Before Thor: Ragnarok Waititi would have been an unlikely candidate. Now, it would be a pretty smart choice, whether we are talking about the future adventures of Poe Dameron or a movie set in the wacky atmosphere of the Cantina Band. The New Zealand filmmaker has a gift for the impressive Flash Gordon world-building style, can melt sense of humor and silly attitude as anyone's business, and offers an infectious personality in the promotional circuit.

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