Is Matthew Vaughn in Talks to Direct Star Wars: Episode 7?

Matthew VaughnYes, says the boys at Collider, who reports that sources within the bowels of Hollywood are telling them that Matthew Vaughn, the man behind “Kick-Ass” and “X-Men: First Class” is currently in talks to direct the first of the three new “Star Wars” movies that Disney plans on making after acquiring Lucasfilm from George Lucas.

Collider is careful to say that they cannot confirm this rumor with any of their other sources, so you know, don’t blame them (or us) if it ends up wrong. (Either way, we should find out in a few days when official Disney types come out and deny it, or the trades confirm it.)

If true, apparently this ongoing talk between Vaughn and Lucasfilm to helm the next “Star Wars” movie is the real reason why he bailed on the “X-Men: First Class” sequel, “Days of Future Past”. It would make a hell of a lot more sense than if he had left “DOFP” to do a movie with Mark Millar. I mean, no offense, but I don’t see something like “The Secret Service” taking precedence over continuing what he built with “X-Men: First Class”, but I could be wrong.

Now, helming not just one “Star Wars” movie, but possibly more? (Just a guess on my part here.) How could anyone turn that down? Of course, this would also mean Vaughn had to know before the rest of us that Disney was buying Lucasfilm, since he bailed on “DOFP” well before the official announcement was made. Again, it makes sense. Deals like this don’t come out of nowhere.

So what do you think about Vaughn for “Star Wars”?

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