Joseph Eggleston "Joe" Johnston II (born May 13, 1950) is an American film director and former effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic.
Working with George Lucas and ILM, he designed Boba Fett's armor and AT-ATs and has an Oscar as part of the Best Visual Effects recipients for Raiders of the Lost Ark. After he made his name in visual effects, he began getting cracks at directing effects-driven films under his technical expertise. He's known for directing action films (mainly under the Disney branches like Touchstone or Marvel) that appeal to broad audiences. He's one of the most triumphant examples in Hollywood that action films don't need to Darker and Edgier, R-rated, or full of gratuitous sex in order to be entertaining.
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
- Shrunk (TBD)
- The Rocketeer (1991)
- The Pagemaster - live action sequences (1994)
- Jumanji (1995)
- October Sky (1999)
- Jurassic Park III (2001)
- Hidalgo (2004)
- The Wolfman (2010)
- Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
This creator and his works contain examples of:
- What Could Have Been: He was originally going to direct a film adaptation of The Silver Chair as the fourth installment and Soft Reboot of The Chronicles of Narnia film series. However, the project never materialized.