'X-Men: First Class' Director Matthew Vaughn in Talks for 'Star Wars'?
Another day, another bit of Star Wars news. After last week's rumor popped up that the original Disney sci-fi movie 1952 from director Brad Bird and writer Damon Lindelof might be a cover for Star Wars, we had a reliable source refute that point with news that the project was something completely different. But now we're getting news of a different sort as Collider has one source (they're careful to point out they could not get a second source for confirmation) saying that Matthew Vaughn has been in talks with Disney and Lucasfilm to direct Star Wars: Episode VII. But is there any known director that won't be up for the gig?
When it comes to this job, if there's a director you could imagine or want taking on the Star Wars franchise, they've probably been approached. There's probably more than a handful of directors who have talked to Lucasfilm and Disney, but there's no telling which ones are more viable options. What works in Vaughn's favor is that he just left X-Men: Days of Future Past (Bryan Singer has stepped up to replace him), and that might be for this bigger Star Wars job. Again, this is purely rumor for now, and we're sure that there's plenty of directors in the running, so this is not a definitive piece of news just yet.
Everyone on the Internet with Hollywood sources is working hard to get any scrap of legitimate Star Wars news, and it hasn't even been a week since Disney bought Lucasfilm. We'll do our best to sift through all the crazy news (a shortlist of directors was revealed over the weekend, but it included names that have already been thought of, many on our list of the ten directors we chose for the job), and bring you the most viable and accurate information. Vaughn, who also directed Kick-Ass, is an interesting choice to direct, and this would be his biggest film to date, but we're hoping to get some more official confirmation soon.