When Disney first announced that it was making Episode VII I thought that Brad Bird would be an ideal director. While I trust J.J. Abrams with the galaxy far, far away, Brad Bird would have also been a great choice. He directed The Incredibles and Ratatouille and brought the Mission Impossible franchise back to life with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, which I only saw because of a special preview of The Dark Knight Rises. Even though I hadn’t gone to see it, Ghost Protocol was fantastic, due in large part to Bird’s direction.
Unfortunately Bird wasn’t able to direct Episode VII because he was already committed to Tomorrowland. Tomorrowland has been veiled in secrecy since its announcement, but the first trailer made its debut yesterday at the New York Comic Con. You can see the trailer below. Continue reading