UPDATED: Potential Star Wars Episode VII Director: 'I Will Hopefully Make It Not Suck'

By Katey Rich 2012-11-18 18:36:25discussion comments
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UPDATE: Colin Trevorrow has spoken up, once again via Film School Rejects, and confirmed what we feared: he's not, in fact, talking about Star Wars here. Your guess is as good as ours as to what other popular series with a massive mythology he might be referring to. Read the original article below for the full details.

Of all the names that have surfaced as rumored directors for Star Wars Episode VII, one of the weirdest has been Safety Not Guaranteed helmer Colin Trevorrow… and it might also be the most accurate. Sure, tons of Star Wars fanatics have been dreaming of heavy hitters like Christopher Nolan or J.J. Abrams taking over the beloved series, but Star Wars is a brand name that doesn't need another big name attached, and new Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy seems likely to hire a newcomer for peanuts rather than shell out for an expensive, experienced director who could come in with too many opinions of his own.

So while Trevorrow is relatively untested, he's easily the kind of director who could land this big job… and he may have obliquely confirmed that he's in the running. Film School Rejects got tipped off to an appearance Trevorrow made on The MacGuffin Podcast back in June, in which he talked about a potential new project that "will probably create a good deal of ire against me on the Internet when people find out what it is." You can see more of what he had to say in the video below, between the 21:45 and 22:24 mark.



Realizing that interview was recorded in June, a full five months before news broke about Disney buying Lucasfilm and a potential new Star Wars, it's incredible to think that Trevorrow's been keeping this secret so long-- and that he still doesn't know if he's actually got the job. Sure, it's possible he's talking about some other super secret new project, like the Monopoly movie they keep promising, but Star Wars just fits the description too well. The way he talks about the mythology, and "I love it as much as you do," how could it not be Star Wars?

So with Trevorrow almost definitely in the running for the job, do you want him to take it? Or should they keep looking at bigger names with more experience? Sound off in the comments below, since we see to have a while longer to wait before any director is confirmed for the Episode VII job.
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