Star Wars: Episode 7 director is Colin Trevorrow (probably)

Star Wars: Episode 7 director could be Safety Not Guaranteed’s Colin Trevorrow

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C3PO, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VII – A New Hope

Aside from the usual major league wishlist – Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams, Joss Whedon – rumours of a surprisingly left-field choice for Star Wars: Episode 7 director, Colin Trevorrow, director of indie time travel film Safety Not Guaranteed, have been growing steadily more forceful.

Asked by Filmixintern podcast about the rumours, Trevorrow seemed to stumble for a second before replying, “I have very little to say about it. Certainly, no specifics about what’s going on behind the scenes in the selection of that person [a director].

“I think that I can speak as a Star Wars fan, which is important to me. Whoever does do this movie, I think, just needs to have a fundamental understanding of why its important to us. We come from a generation who grew up with this as children – to us it’s almost a belief system. It’s harder for people who are older or who were already teenagers when the movie came out to understand how deeply it is our mythology. And there are a bunch of incredible directors who are up for this job…

“I think whoever gets it will have that fundamental understanding of why Star Wars matters so much to a billion people. Its just incredible. So that’s all I can say about that. I’m equally excited about it… that’s all you’re gonna get!”

He didn’t say no, did he? And he certainly seems keen…

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