We were really, really hoping that Brad Bird would be directing Disney's upcoming Star Wars movie, especially after Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt signed on to write the script. Alas, it is not meant to be. Bird has just confirmed over Twitter that he won't be directing the next Star Wars film.
Here is the word from the Bird's mouth:
Sad. Well, we're still excited for Bird's next sci-fi project, and who knows? With Lucasfilm planning so many Star Wars films on the horizon, he may get a crack at one down the line.