First director rumour for Star Wars Episode 7

News Simon Brew
6 Nov 2012 - 06:35
The Star Wars logo.

Is Matthew Vaughn set to jump from X-Men to Star Wars Episode 7?

Well, somewhat inevitably, that didn’t take long. Less than a week after it was announced that Disney was bringing Star Wars back to the big screen, the first interesting rumour as to who might be taking over from George Lucas in the director’s chair has surfaced.

Collider is reporting – and we suspect there are many more rumours ahead – that X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn is the man who is on the wishlist for the new Star Wars film. Vaughn dropped out of directing X-Men: Days Of Future Past (ironically, Bryan Singer was confirmed as director of that project the same day the Star Wars news broke), apparently to make Secret Service with Mark Millar instead.

But is that the real reason? Because Collider’s sources have told the site that Vaughn is in talks with Lucasfilm to direct Star Wars Episode 7, and that that’s the real reason he dropped out of X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

Clearly, there’s nothing approaching official confirmation of that at the moment, but in Collider’s defence, its tentacles are generally very good.

We’ll see how this pans out. If it’s true, he sounds like a good choice to us, providing he’s given the time to make the film properly.


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