Now this is clearly speculation at this point but there is a rumor going around that Matthew Vaughn, Director of “Kick-Ass” and “X-Men: First Class,” may be in negotiations to direct the next Star Wars film. While nothing is officially confirmed, Collider seems to have a reliable source for the news.
I only decided to run this because I trust my sources and it’s Star Wars. In addition, while I spent all weekend trying to lock this story down, all my normal connections would not go on record (or they did not know), so this is going up as a “rumor” and “unconfirmed.”
I’m hearing that Matthew Vaughn, the director of Kick-Ass, Stardust, Layer Cake, and X-Men: First Class, is in talks with Lucasfilm to helm Star Wars: Episode VII. My sources tell me this is the main reason he dropped out of the X-Men sequel (which Bryan Singer is now directing). Hit the jump for more.
If this rumor is true, could Matthew Vaughn be a worthy option to direct the next “Star Wars” film? I honestly think that there will be criticism of anyone sitting in the director’s chair for the next film. It’s “Star Wars” and with so many fans, we’ll never be fully satisfied because we will never get back that experience that we got when viewing the original trilogy, which will always be a base for comparison. As an avid fan I’d like to make a few simple suggestions for whoever directs the next film. Ensure that the film has more action (lots of lightsabers) and less child comic relief characters, ensure that the score is on point with previous films, and ensure that there are worthy actors with decent dialogue between them. That is all that I ask…