Writer Update and Director Update

Let’s start with the director update, as I have noted in a previous post, Colin Trevorrow will not be directing Star Wars, in my research however I ran across an article by ABC News Blogs that Joe Johnston (Captain America) who also worked on Return of the Jedi and other Star Wars series and Jon Favreau (Iron Man) have expressed interest in directing.  On Collider there is mention that Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) is in talks with Lucasfilm, and according to the article this is why he dropped out of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Next is the writer update.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes) has been signed on as a writer along with Lawrence Kasdan (Return of the Jedi). Both will also come aboard to produce the films, no information has been given as far as writing responsibilities yet.

In another side note the live action TV show.  Star Wars: Underworld is still in development.  I have seen some mention of an Avengers style saga intended for the Star Wars Universe, I’m curious if the original idea for the show will be the same.

Star Wars Episode VII

Director: Colin TrevorrowJon FavreauJoe Johnston, Matthew Vaughn (possible)

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan(confirmed)   Michael Arndt (confirmed)

Composer: John Williams (possible)

Cast:

Luke Skywalker…………………Mark Hamill (possible)

Princess Leia……………………Carrie Fisher (possible)

Han Solo…………………………..Harrison Ford (possible)

Lando Calrissian………………Billy Dee Williams (possible)

C-3PO……………………………….Anthony Daniels (possible)

R2-D2………………………………Kenny Baker

Chewbacca……………………….Peter Mayhew (possible)

Darth Vader…………………….. ???? (rumored)

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