As many await the official word on who will direct Star Wars Episode 7, Man of Steel director Zack Snyder has officially taken himself out of the running of directing any of the upcoming Episodes. According to a report from the LA Times, Snyder, who has helmed major films like Dawn of the Dead and Watchman, said that he wouldn’t like to direct any of the remaining episodes in the trilogy because it would be a “slippery slope.” He added, “It’s a whole other mythological experiment I’m excited to see, but it’s a lot of effort.”
Of course there are other directors who Disney might be considering to helm Episode 7. Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow is the latest name to be rumored to direct the film. However, the job will most likely go to X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn, who suddenly left his job as director of X-Men: Days Of Futures Past for no apparent reason. His departure came on the heels of Disney’s groundbreaking deal with Lucasfilm. That doesn’t mean that he has the job, but many are coming to that conclusion. So as of right now, all of that is pure speculation.
Snyder might be considering the possibility of directing more Superman films in the future depending on the success of Man of Steel. Had Snyder taken the job, he would have to jump right into working on the project after finishing the press rounds for Man of Steel. But now that he’s out, don’t expect him to talk about Star Wars production any time soon.
So do you think Snyder made the right move by removing himself from the list of directors to helm any of the Episodes of the new Star Wars trilogy?
[Source: LA Times]