Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino Both Say No to Directing ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Quentin Tarantino does not want to make the Simon West version of ‘Star Wars’ now that Disney controls the franchise.
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Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino Both Say No to Directing ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Steven Spielberg will not direct Star Wars: Episode VII With a director currently being sought for Star Wars: Episode VII all sorts of rumors are spreading across the internet. Now, who gets the job seems to be revealing itself by a process of elimination.

Yesterday, we reported that Steven Spielberg is a top contender, though now a new report has surfaced that indicates he has no interest in making this sequel. Take a look at the Lincoln director's vehement denial regarding the reports that he may direct Star Wars: Episode VII.

"No! No! It's not my genre. It's my best friend George's genre."

Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino also took himself out of consideration to direct, with some pointed words about Disney taking over the franchise.

"I could so care less. No, sorry. Especially if Disney's going to do it. I'm not interested in the Simon West version of Star Wars."

Zack Snyder also revealed yesterday that he has no interest in directing this highly-anticipated sequel. We reported yesterday that screenwriter Michael Arndt has written a 50-page treatment, which includes all the classic characters including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia.

We'll have more as the story breaks.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015.

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  • tattoofreak87 • 3 years ago

    I honestly can see Kevin Smith getting offered the gig since hes a huge star wars fan.

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    • greyhame27 • 3 years ago

      I would really like to see what Mathew Vaughn could do with the series, he did a great job with Kick-Ass and made one of the best X-Men movies since the first sequel. I'm positive he can do justice to the series. Besides, I don't believe he would've dropped out of the First Class sequel if we wasn't completely certain he would have this job. I'm sure he's been talking with the heads at Di$ney about this project for some time.

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      • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

        Good!

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        • shuabert • 3 years ago

          I don't think we'll ever see Tarantino do ANY franchise movie. As much as he throws around every idea under the sun (Yeah, I'd do Bond!, blah blah blah) I think Tarantino is only really interested in making Tarantino movies.

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          • shuabert • 3 years ago

            @artkid04 I did. Well, 1 and 3, anyway.

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            • narrator • 3 years ago

              I have to be the only guy on this site who never expected or considered Spielberg for this franchise. He'd be a terrible choice, in my opinion. A great director, absolutely. The right one? Definitely not. And make that double for Tarantino.

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              • felipe-11 • 3 years ago

                @Julin-Dylan Just that Simon West is one of the worst directors in history.

                @corey He IS better than Disney lol. And having produced The Man With Iron Fists has no effect whatsoever on his directing career; Spielberg has executive produced more sh*t in these past 10 years than anyone could ever flush down a toilet, but he's still a legendary director.

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                • artkid04 • 3 years ago

                  I think quentin just hates the idea of disney doing more star wars movies, i mean when george lucas did the prequel trilogy did anyone like them, I mean really

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                  • jimthar • 3 years ago

                    i get that he burned simon west in his comment but i dont get how that relates to disney in any way?

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                    • ChiRep-1 • 3 years ago

                      BURN!!

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                      • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

                        hahahaha! God I love Tarantino. Spoken like a champ.

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                        • Julin-Dylan • 3 years ago

                          I'm sorry but i do not understand Tarantino's reference. Somebody??

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                          • christina-montana • 3 years ago

                            @Luis-Mota Yeah. It's just not a movie I could ever see QT doing. Ever. Regardless of the company that owns it. Now, JJ, sure. He's done Star Trek which proves he can do space-related things just fine.

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                            • jonquest • 3 years ago

                              Not that he doesn't deserve it, but wow, QT really threw Simon West under the bus there. Haha.

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                              • corey • 3 years ago

                                Tarantino directing Star Wars is a big hell-no from me. And what a douchy comment too. He says it as if he's better than Disney. Hey, what about that piece of sh*t Man with the Iron Fists that you just stamped your name on? It turned out to be probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Hope he regrets that.

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                                • Luis-Mota • 3 years ago

                                  JJ for sure. It's definitely not Tarantino's style. @christina-montana is spot on.

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                                  • jonnred • 3 years ago

                                    I like what Tarantino said.

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                                    • dbzfan91 • 3 years ago

                                      Spielberg not directing doesn't hurt my feelings and I am personally not a fan of Tarantino... I say JJ

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                                      • rudy • 3 years ago

                                        JJ Abrams or nobody.

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                                        • thedude1 • 3 years ago

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