6 November 2012 1:14 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It's been just seven days since Disney's shock acquisition of Lucasfilm and the announcement that a new Star Wars trilogy is set to arrive on the big screen, and already the rumour mill is in full swing. Last week saw talk that Disney were looking at a number of high profile directors such as Neill Blomkamp (District 9), Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men), Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), Joss Whedon (The Avengers) and George Lucas' good buddy Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), and now comes word that the studio may have identified its number one target to helm Star Wars Episode VII.

According to Collider, "Matthew Vaughn, the director of Kick-Ass, Stardust, Layer Cake, and X-Men: First Class, is in talks with Lucasfilm to helm Star Wars: Episode VII. My sources tell me this is the main reason he dropped out of the X-Men sequel (which Bryan Singer is now directing)." It »

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