Brad Bird has ruled himself out of the directors seat for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII movie.
Taking to twitter Bird confirmed he was not doing the next installment in the sci-fi franchise adding that while his next film was of the sci fi genre it was not to be Star Wars, stating 'a science fiction film… not Star Wars'. But of course it was not long before another follower accused Bird of slamming Star Wars. Bird replied by 'I'm not slamming Star Wars. I'm just doing '1952'! Sheesh'. Bird is currently working on 1952 which is set to star George Clooney.
Last month Disney announced they had bought over the franchise and revealed a new series of Star Wars was in the making. It seemed that with George Lucas taking a backseat in the development of the role Brad bird was a firm favourite to helm the movie but alas it was not meant to be. The film is currently in pre production and last week Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt was brought on board to script the piece, with 2015 the expected year for release.