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It’s all gone pretty quiet on the Star Wars front recently. After Disney acquired Lucusfilm and subsequent rights to the iconic space saga franchise in October last year, fanboys went nuts when confirmation of a new trio of science-fiction epics were on the way. Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt is the man tasked with breathing new life into a franchise left underwhelmed by it’s original creator Geoge Lucas’ overblown prequels. As for a director, it’s still yet-to-be confirmed but Kick-ass and X-men: First Class’ Michael Vaughn seems to be nailed on after frequent collaborator Jason Flemyng let slip he’d signed on.

As for those who came close to landing the much sought-after project, visionary in-demand director Guillermo del Toro has claimed his representatives received a call asking if he’d be interested. Check out what he’s said:

We got one phone call to my agent saying, »

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