President Barack Obama has been re-elected, so now we can get back to worrying about “Star Wars: Episode 7.” A few new rumors and bits of news are surfacing today, so we’ll just put ’em all in one place…
First up, with Matthew Vaughn breaking out on the rumor list of those who might direct the highly anticipated sequel, another not immediately obvious name has joined the list of potential contenders for involvement: “Safety Not Guaranteed” director Colin Trevorrow. The word comes from Celebuzz (via HeyUGuys) who say George Lucas himself was a big fan of ‘Guaranteed,’ a charming picture that married sci-fi elements with lots of humor and heart. Trevorrow and Lucas apparently met a few months ago to discuss the project, with the former apparently “on the list of potential names that could shepherd a new trilogy of films.” We reached out to the helmer about this percolating rumor, and he told us simply: “No comment.”
It should be noted that Trevorrow is also a successful screenwriter, having sold a number of scripts to studios, including the sci-fi tinged “World War X” and “Tester” which both are much bigger in scope than his feature directorial debut. And it’s already known Lucas met with a number of screenwriters before the Lucasfilm sale, so was Trevorrow one of them? It seems feasible, but as always, we’ll have to wait and see.
Meanwhile, with Harrison Ford cautiously not yet turning down ‘Episode 7,’ Carrie Fisher is a bit more upbeat about potentially playing Princess Leia again. “Yes, sure,” she said when asked by TMZ (via DigitalSpy) if she would take a role in the sequel. “Wouldn’t you?” So combine that with the previous reports that Lucas met with her and Mark Hamill before the Lucasfilm sale to Disney, and make of it what you will.