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Rumor: Matthew Vaughn To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 5, 2012 at 2:20PM

...and so it begins. Here comes the first real rumor about who might direct the highly anticipated "Star Wars: Episode 7," and it's a name that fanboys will no doubt get behind.
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Star Wars Matthew Vaughn

...and so it begins. Here comes the first real rumor about who might direct the highly anticipated "Star Wars: Episode 7," and it's a name that fanboys will no doubt get behind.

The folks over at Collider are reporting that through their sources, they're hearing that "X-Men: First Class" and "Kick-Ass" director Matthew Vaughn will helm the upcoming sequel. It is interesting to note that Vaughn suddenly dropped out of directing "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" (due in 2014) just five days before Disney announced the acquisition of Lucasfilm, and revealed that a new trilogy was on the way. Could this be the reason Vaughn bailed on the comic heroes?

And while George Lucas is said to have delivered full treatments for the next three chapters (considering he's been talking about this for at least three decades, we'd expect nothing less) he also met with screenwriters before the sale to Disney. One of Vaughn's frequent collaborators is Jane Goldman -- could they have sat down with Lucas and convinced him they can do justice to the stories he's mapped out? Granted, he has said he will not be helping to choose the directors, but undoubtedly if he has a suggestion, folks are going to listen. But again, it's all conjecture at this point, so we'll have to wait and see.

Collider tends to vet this stuff out, but in this case it's not a shock they couldn't find official confirmation, so we'll have to see how it plays. But does Vaughn work for you as the 'Episode 7' helmer? 

This article is related to: Matthew Vaughn, Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens


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