FILE - In this April 12, 2012 photo, writer and director Joss Whedon, from the upcoming film "The Avengers," poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. When George Lucas announced last week he was selling Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion, he also revealed that the long-rumored Episodes VI, VII and IX were in the works. Instantly, fans began tossing around names of directors who'd be a good fit for this revered material. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

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FILE - In this April 12, 2012 photo, writer and director Joss Whedon, from the upcoming film "The Avengers," poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. When George Lucas announced last week he was selling Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion, he also revealed that the long-rumored Episodes VI, VII and IX were in the works. Instantly, fans began tossing around names of directors who'd be a good fit for this revered material. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
FILE - In this April 12, 2012 photo, writer and director Joss Whedon, from the upcoming film "The Avengers," poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. When George Lucas announced last week he was selling Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion, he also revealed that the long-rumored Episodes VI, VII and IX were in the works. Instantly, fans began tossing around names of directors who'd be a good fit for this revered material. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
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