Matthew Vaughn Is the Best Choice for 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Says Mark Millar

The comic book creator reveals that the filmmaker departed from 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' to make an adaptation of the comic book 'Secret Service'.
Mark Millar discusses the possibility of Matthew Vaughn director Star Wars: Episode VII
Mark Millar discusses the possibility of Matthew Vaughn director Star Wars: Episode VII
Earlier this week, we reported that Matthew Vaughn was a possible candidate to direct Star Wars: Episode VII for Walt Disney Pictures. An insider claimed that was the main reason the filmmaker dropped out of making the Fox sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Comic book creator Mark Millar recently updated his blog to clear the air about the rumor, revealing that Matthew Vaughn actually left X-Men: Days of Future Past to make an adaptation of Secret Service. But he does think his friend is the best choice for the legendary sci-fi franchise.

Caught up with Vaughn yesterday and got a snoop around his new place before we hit his local and talked about everything from the Star Wars rumors to The Secret Service to the Superior movie he bought the rights to last year. As I explained on CBR yesterday in an interview done last week, Vaughn departed X-Men because our Secret Service project was being copied by a few scripts doing the round and we didn't want anyone to beat us out there with our own idea. Star Wars has since, of course, announced an Episode 7 and he's been touted as a possible director for that movie. All I can say is that if he DOES get picked to helm the next Star Wars there would be nobody with more passion or enthusiasm for the project. I really don't think there could be a better choice, especially as we've referenced Star Wars pretty much every day in the 5 years we've known one another."

We reported last October that Matthew Vaughn will direct Secret Service, although we haven't heard anything regarding the project since then.

Matthew Vaughn isn't the only director in contention to make this highly-anticipated sequel. We reported earlier this week that Safety Not Guaranteed filmmaker Colin Trevorrow met with George Lucas about the project months ago.

Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.


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Comments (16)

  1. skywise

    @narrator hehe its a pleasure, sir.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. ridgl

    @paulington thanks. I notice the exclamation point is gone.

    1 year agoby @ridglFlag

  3. Sean

    I hope they find the right director for Star Wars Episode 7. I'm not sure what to think of Matthew Vaughn though.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. K.Guy

    I still say Spielberg, but yes! Take him!

    1 year agoby @kguyFlag

  5. ROFLitschristian

    Well isn't he though?

    1 year agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  6. LuxoIII

    @bawnian-dexeus I think you need someone who's a fan, but still not so hardcore of one, if that makes any sense. I've noticed it's when you get casual fans to do properties (Bryan Singer and X-Men, Chris Nolan and Batman, J.J. Abrams and Star Trek) that it works out well, since they're willing to put fresh spins on the property and not pander to nostalgia.

    1 year agoby @brady1138Flag

  7. the Narrator

    Ahaahaha, @skywise. You made my day, buddy. XD

    1 year agoby @narratorFlag

  8. Josh Tecumseh

    If this man directs this i won't watch it...matt Vaughn is a disgrace after he claimed super hero films were dead but his i said f*ck this loser

    1 year agoby @Josh-TecumsehFlag

  9. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    How about Kevin Smith?

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  10. Brian

    @ridgl Agreed.

    1 year agoby @brianFlag

  11. thedude-abides

    There friends, so of course he thinks as much

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  12. skywise

    Top qualification for helming a Star Wars project: must reference said property at least once per day.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  13. Paulington

    @ridgl I'll be sure to put a moritorium on exclamation marks at the request of you for the rest of the day!


    1 year agoby @paulingtonFlag

  14. incmob

    @ridgl LOL.

    1 year agoby @incmobFlag

  15. ridgl

    dear Movieweb,
    ending a story with an exclamation point does not make it news

    1 year agoby @ridglFlag