Earlier this week, we reported that Matthew Vaughn was a possible candidate to direct Star Wars: Episode VII for Walt Disney Pictures. An insider claimed that was the main reason the filmmaker dropped out of making the Fox sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Comic book creator Mark Millar recently updated his blog to clear the air about the rumor, revealing that Matthew Vaughn actually left X-Men: Days of Future Past to make an adaptation of Secret Service. But he does think his friend is the best choice for the legendary sci-fi franchise.
Caught up with Vaughn yesterday and got a snoop around his new place before we hit his local and talked about everything from the Star Wars rumors to The Secret Service to the Superior movie he bought the rights to last year. As I explained on CBR yesterday in an interview done last week, Vaughn departed X-Men because our Secret Service project was being copied by a few scripts doing the round and we didn't want anyone to beat us out there with our own idea. Star Wars has since, of course, announced an Episode 7 and he's been touted as a possible director for that movie. All I can say is that if he DOES get picked to helm the next Star Wars there would be nobody with more passion or enthusiasm for the project. I really don't think there could be a better choice, especially as we've referenced Star Wars pretty much every day in the 5 years we've known one another."
Matthew Vaughn isn't the only director in contention to make this highly-anticipated sequel. We reported earlier this week that Safety Not Guaranteed filmmaker Colin Trevorrow met with George Lucas about the project months ago.