Matthew Vaughn directing Star Wars: Episode VII?

News Simon Brew 28 Nov 2012 - 06:53
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It might just be that Matthew Vaughn is the man to bring the new Star Wars film to the big screen...

It could be possible that the quest to find a director to bring Star Wars: Episode VII to the screen is coming to an end.

We already know that Michael Arndt is working on the screenplay to the first film in a new trilogy (with Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan working on further screenplays for later episodes). But it seems as if it’s going to be Matthew Vaughn calling the shots on the movie.

Vaughn had been set to direct X-Men: Days Of Future Past, but dropped out of that project, apparently to do Secret Service with Mark Millar. As it turns out, it’s looking likely that it’s Star Wars that will be taking up his time.

Actor Jason Flemyng appears to have broken the news. He’s appeared in every Matthew Vaughn project to date, and in an interview with our chums at HeyUGuys, he not only said that he’s going to be in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, but it's also likely he'll do Star Wars, too. When asked about the film, he said “Me and Matt have done nine films together, so I’m sure I’ll get the call for Star Wars”.

When pressed as to whether Matthew Vaughn was interested in Star Wars, the actor backtracked slightly (although not much), but it appeared he’d already let the cat out of the bag.

More on this when we get it. You can find HeyUGuys here.

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