Star Wars VII is happening. Yes, maybe I am a bit late to the party but it’s taken me until now to process just how exciting this really is.

Not only will we be re-visiting a Galaxy, far, far away as soon as 2015, we’ll be staying there for quite some time. Disney have promised that this is only the start with 5 more sequels already planned.  After the initial frenzy, rumours coming out of Hollywood seem to keep building momentum, adding to fevered fan anticipation.

Episodes VII and onwards will be a direct continuation of ‘The Return of the Jedi’?

The original trio will be returning?

Jar-Jar Binks is getting a stand alone trilogy?

Ok, so I might be joking about Jar-Jar Binks!

But for all the hype surrounding Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, a slightly more important decision still needs to be made. Who’s going to direct what is possibly the biggest movie franchise of all time?

Here are 7 of the best directors who could not only bring Star Wars back to the glory days of the original trilogy, but could bring their own unique style while dealing with huge pressure from rabid fans all over the World.

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This article was first posted on November 8, 2012