'X-Men: First Class' Director Matthew Vaughn Rumored for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

'X-Men: First Class' Director Matthew Vaughn Rumored for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Nov 05, 2012

Earlier today we threw out a bunch of rumored directors for the upcoming Star Wars sequel trilogy, one of which was Matthew Vaughn, who's already impressed geeks with solid back-to-back efforts on Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class. He wasn't the only name on the list, but he did seem like the most available, especially since he just dropped out of directing the X-Men: First Class follow-up, X-Men: Days of Future Past, which Bryan Singer will likely tackle. Well, according to Collider, he dropped out for a reason, and that reason is that he's in talks to direct Star Wars: Episode VII.

Of course this is a rumor since Collider could not confirm, but it's one that makes complete sense. Vaughn did a great job with Kick-Ass, and totally knocked it out of the park with First Class. He's a director who's proven in the sci-fi field, and also knows his way around a young ensemble cast, which is what we envision Episode VII will bring us. He's a good writer, too, so if he comes onboard as director, we imagine he'll have a big hand in shaping the script. 

Just a rumor for now, but a fun one. Is Vaughn the guy to relaunch Star Wars on the big screen?

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