Zack Snyder not directing Star Wars spin-off

Director had been linked to Jedi spin-off

Zack Snyder has denied any involvement with a potential Star Wars spin-off, amid rumours that the director was set to helm a Jedi-centric story based upon Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.

Snyder had been linked to a standalone film set after the events of Episode VI, with a group of Jedi warriors standing in for Kurosawa’s samurai for hire.

However, a Snyder representative was quick to quash said rumours, denying that Snyder would be having any involvement in any such project.

“While he is super flattered because he is a huge fan,” reads the statement, “Zack is not involved in any way with Star Wars. He is currently in post [production] on his two films, Man of Steeland 300: Battle of Artemisia.”

And so it remains that no director is officially confirmed for any of the new Star Wars movies. Surely something has to give soon?

What do you make of this potential spin-off? Tell us, below!


    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Jan 15th 2013, 9:53

      thank Christ for that!

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    • Hadouken76

      Jan 15th 2013, 10:18

      Its a radioactive franchise, no A-list dircector wants to touch it.

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    • Siban1982

      Jan 15th 2013, 11:34

      A spin-off with some acting and gritty violence is what Star Wars needs but this will never be the case no matter who gets involved and Hadouken76 is totally right.

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    • FBALeal

      Jan 15th 2013, 12:24

      Why no one wants Star Wars? I mean everyone is avoiding it like the plague right now. I am curious to know everyone's theory on all this. I say it is because of the prequels and Lucas himself, in weird sort of way.

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    • skywalker1973

      Jan 15th 2013, 12:45

      Most of the stories of these directors being attached to Star Wars are total fiction or wishful thinking, with a few exceptions. Those directors who have decided not to be involved are doing so out of pure fear. That fear stems from not being able to make a new movie that can live up to the standard of the original trilogy. That fear is justified but I wish they would just admit it. Star Wars is not an undesirable franchise, the box office success is proof of this. All it needs is the right person to take it forward. Hopefully that person will be found and not just a director currently in fashion due to one or two hit movies.

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    • omgitsgray

      Jan 15th 2013, 12:48

      FBALeal - no one wants to touch it because it's home of some of cinema's most iconic films, trilogies, plot twists, characters, stories, technological accomplishments, and if anyone ruins the franchise, they're essentially ruining their career. Everyone knows how important the image of Star Wars is to its fans, which is why Lucas is being crucified whenever he brings out a new designer bobble-head or lunch box. He's cashed in enough to the point of changing the films in the Blu-Ray editions. If he's s******g on his own franchise, God help anyone else who gives us false hope for redemption and s**ts all over that, too.

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    • ilikescifi

      Jan 15th 2013, 13:53

      I think Joseph Kosinsky said of inheriting the Tron franchise that it was a huge, heavy mythology to deal with and work through. Maybe it's the same with Star Wars. One thing that can be said of directors like Lucas, Jackson and Michael Bay is that they have the balls and energy to drive a huge franchise relentlessly and keep a consistent tone and make tonnes of $. Perhaps that is a rare quality. All the same, there is a mountain of source material and Kathleen Kennedy (Jurassic Parks, ET) is always going to be a producer which is awesome.

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    • mattburgess

      Jan 15th 2013, 16:22

      As we're all giving our opinions, I think no one will touch it because the films are actually pretty c**p, except for Empire Strikes Back. Also any director will be *very* heavily handicapped by the 'history' of the mythology, making explicit what they can and can't do. Every fan I know wants the new films to stick to the canon of the novels as well, which cover pretty much everything that happens after the films for the next 100+ years.

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