Yesterday, we reported that Steven Spielberg is a top contender, though now a new report has surfaced that indicates he has no interest in making this sequel. Take a look at the Lincoln director's vehement denial regarding the reports that he may direct Star Wars: Episode VII.
"No! No! It's not my genre. It's my best friend George's genre."
Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino also took himself out of consideration to direct, with some pointed words about Disney taking over the franchise.
"I could so care less. No, sorry. Especially if Disney's going to do it. I'm not interested in the Simon West version of Star Wars."
Zack Snyder also revealed yesterday that he has no interest in directing this highly-anticipated sequel. We reported yesterday that screenwriter Michael Arndt has written a 50-page treatment, which includes all the classic characters including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia.
We'll have more as the story breaks.
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.