Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn has reportedly been confirmed as the man charged with bringing Star Wars: Episode VII to the big screen, according to Total Film.
Actor Jason Flemyng, who portrayed Azazel in Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, revealed the news during the red carpet premiere of writer-director Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths.
After offering up his best Droid impersonation, the actor dropped some knowledge on the journalists who attended the Los Angeles event.
“Me and Matt have done nine films together, so I’m sure I’ll get the call for ‘Star Wars,’ ” he explained.
Realizing he may have misspoken, Flemyng quickly attempted to change his story.
“I think that’s … Er yeah, he’s interested, yeah. Bar the deal … Yeah, I mean I think,” the Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels star stammered.
According to Slash Film, Matthew Vaughn’s involvement with the Star Wars franchise has been rumored since the director left X-Men: Days of Future Past. Nothing official has been confirmed by Disney or LucasFilm as of this writing.
If it’s true that the Stardust filmmaker has been tapped to direct the next highly anticipated entry in the Star Wars franchise, then internet speculation is sure focus its attention on who will star in the forthcoming project.
After Kathleen Kennedy announced that Disney was interested in creating more films in George Lucas’ popular universe, a number of interesting theories regarding the plot and the cast began springing up all over the internet. In addition to Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams said he would consider returning to the legendary franchise.
Just a few days ago, The Inquisitr reported that writer Lawrence Kasdan had signed on to pen the scripts for Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX. Little Miss Sunshine screenwriter Michael Arndt will handle scripting duties on Episide VII.
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