Three years away from the release of Star Wars: Episode VII and only days after the Endor-shattering announcement of the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney, the first nearly, somewhat, kinda confirmed rumor from the studio has been fed out to the community and what’s it say? According to Collider, Disney is considering Matthew Vaughn to direct the newest Star Wars film coming in 2015. Vaughn is coming off a string of hits including Layer Cake, Kick Ass, and X-Men First Class (notice how I left Stardust out of there) and has just recently in the past few weeks dropped out of the director’s chair for the X-Men sequel, leading many to jump to the conclusion that this was done in order to free himself up for Episode VII.
He seems like a good choice for the job as he really hasn’t embarrassed himself in the industry yet and even though I personally didn’t care for First Class, there was at least a look and feel to it and Layer Cake kicks major ass, so…rumor or not, it’s not a bad name to be thrown around.
But wait–There’s more!
Apparently, everyone’s favorite grumpy grandfather Harrison Ford has apparently expressed some interest in donning the blaster holster back against his thigh and sitting behind the wheel of the Millenium Falcon once more. For years Ford has expressed no interest in reprising the role, chastising the direction Lucas took Han Solo. But he at the same time he always expressed enthusiasm for doing another Indiana Jones movie, and we all know how that turned out.
But you have to admit, Ford back as Solo again is by far a much better idea than recasting the role. That’s of course only if the story concerns an aged Han Solo. Who knows what Disney has planned for Episode VII. It could center around the descendants of Salacious B. Crumb for all we know.
Can anyone else play Han Solo? No f#*king way.