Who's out and who's still in the running to direct Star Wars VII

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:26 AM EDT (Updated)

It was only minutes after Disney announced it would be making new Star Wars movies that fans went nuts wondering who George Lucas would tap to direct the next generation of the classic sci-fi franchise. Several weeks later, the rumor mill hasn't slowed down.

But all that churning has helped us narrow down the field a bit, as several rumored directors have been coy about the prospect or outright denied their involvement.

Producer Frank Marshall recently confirmed that the folks at Lucasfilm have whittled the candidates down to a "couple" on a short list, and odds are that at least some of those names are on our list below to potentially direct Michael Arndt's (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) script for Star Wars VII.

So as we await official word from Lucasfilm, check out the list of potential candidates below and let us know who you're pulling for.

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