Matthew Vaughn The Secret Service

Mark Millar: Matthew Vaughn Didn’t Leave ‘X-Men’ For ‘Star Wars’

Is Matthew Vaughn going to direct the next installment of the Star Wars franchise? At this stage in the game, it’s really anybody’s guess.

According to Cinema Blend, Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar has stated that the director did not leave the upcoming X-Men sequel to take the reins of the Star Wars universe. In fact, the filmmaker could be working on something altogether different.

During a recent interview with Empire, Millar explained that Vaughn had left X-Men: Days of Future Past to handle something called The Secret Service.

This is what the comic book creator had to say:

“We had two high-end projects at the same time. We had the most ambitious ‘X-Men’ yet, but at the same time we had ‘The Secret Service’ [an adaptation of Millar’s comic book, which Vaughn will direct], which we came up with ourselves. And some copycat projects were starting to get off the ground. If we didn’t do it now, it would probably never get done. Matthew had a really difficult choice, and he had a lot of great ideas for ‘X-Men,’ but Bryan [Singer] is back in the fold, and he’s brilliant.”

If Matthew Vaughn is attached to adapt The Secret Service for the big screen, will he have time to put together a proper Star Wars film? Will Millar’s project take a back seat until the Kick-Ass director is able to devote his undivided attention to the movie? It’s really anybody’s guess.

Confused? Here’s what’s going on: The Inquisitr reported earlier today that actor Jason Flemyng suggested that Matthew Vaughn had been tapped to direct Star Wars: Episode VII for Disney. This slice of information was dropped at a recent red carpet premiere of Seven Psychopaths.

“Me and Matt have done nine films together, so I’m sure I’ll get the call for ‘Star Wars,’ ” he explained.

Sensing that he may have misspoken, Flemyng attempted to make things right.

“I think that’s … Er yeah, he’s interested, yeah. Bar the deal … Yeah, I mean I think,” he stammered.

Until Disney and LucasFilm issue a proper statement on the matter, it’s best to take these rumors with a grain of salt.

Do you think Matthew Vaughn should direct Star Wars: Episode VII?