According to an insider, the indie filmmaker reportedly met with George Lucas himself to discuss the project several months ago. Colin Trevorrow's debut Safety Not Guaranteed apparently won over George Lucas, putting him on the list of potential candidates to make this highly-anticipated sequel. Aside from Matthew Vaughn, it isn't known what other filmmakers are being considered for this monumental task.
We also reported yesterday that original Star Wars stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher are interested in returning for what will likely be the biggest sequel of the 21st Century.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.