As you know, there's been a lot of rumors surrounding X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn coming on board to direct Star Wars Episode VII. Now that would be cool, but you know what would be even better? Seeing Jon Favreau and David Fincher taking on the Star Wars universe!
Since I first heard we were going to get more Star Wars movies, Favreau's been at the top of my list of directors to bring it to life. The guy just has everything it takes to make a great Star Wars film, and he's a huge fan! Let's face it...he and Star Wars belong together. So I was incredibly excited to see a recent report from Deadline saying that Favreau is actively trying to get the job! It would be so freakin' awesome if he actually landed the gig for Episode VII. But, even if he doesn't, there's still a big chance he could develop one of the other movies!
Then there's Fincher, who's also a favorite director of mine. I never even thought of him taking it on, but the site also says that he's also interested in working on one of the Star Wars films. Fincher worked for Industrial Light and Magic in his teenage years and he's also a fan of the franchise, so it makes sense that he would want in on this action.
So here are two amazingly talented directors who want to direct a Star Wars film. If this is true, I hope Lucasfilm and Disney end up letting them do it! I don't see why they wouldn't. Are you excited about the possibility that either of these fimmakers could end up directing a Star Wars movie?
When Favreau was asked about the new Star Wars in a previous interview he said,
I think both J.J. and I come from a generation of people who formed our whole creative persona around what we experienced as kids from watching those films, and I have had the good fortune of working with George [Lucas] and around George, and whether it is doing a voice on Clone Wars, or being at the Skywalker Ranch mixing Iron Man – so I have been very happy and lucky to just experience the culture that Lucas has created, both in my own life growing up as a kid and professional – whether it was interviewing him at film festivals on stage, he is just a really wonderful, talented gifted guy who has changed the business so much, so I am just giddy, first and foremost as a fan, to see what happens with it. I think there is a lot of question marks of how they are going to do it, and who they are going to do it with, and what the story is going to be about; but to say that I am not excited about it is definitely an understatement. We’ll see.