Indie film director, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford linked to Star Wars Episode VII

Movies, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
A new Star Wars trilogy is in development and rumors are flying like limbs in the Mos Eisley Cantina. You may have heard that Harrison Ford is interested in reprising his role as Han Solo, and that Carrie Fisher likewise is open to returning as Princess Leia.

It’s an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan!

Colin Trevorrow, director of Safety Not GuaranteedLast weekend, Nerdvana’s own “Dr. Jedi” Dustin Diehl made a splash with his insider scoops on the new story’s time frame in relation to the original trilogy, as well as word that a writer and director already have been selected (though not announced). The director’s chair may be the subject of so much speculation because of Star Wars creator George Lucas’ insistence on writing and directing the prequels to many fans’ consternation. The parts of the original trilogy he didn’t direct (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi) are among their favorites.

Early speculation centered on X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn to direct Star Wars Episode VII because just before the film was announced he abruptly dropped out of directing the sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. (That’s turning out to be more easily explained by his attachment to Mark Millar’s Secret Service.)

Now we’re hearing that Lucasfilm may be leaning towards Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow (pictured), who was interviewed back in June by Nerdvana’s Bob Leeper. The director is a dark horse for something as big as Star Wars, but Lucas’ respect for indie filmmakers is well known, and stranger things have happened.

Keep your sensors tuned to Nerdvana’s frequencies for all the latest Episode VII news and rumors.

About Jayson Peters

Nerdvana's founder and owner. A former East Valley Tribune copy editor, page designer and website editor, he is now Digital Editor for The Pueblo Chieftain in Southern Colorado, a web design instructor at Pueblo Community College and president of the Southern Colorado Press Club. He has contributed to the popular GeekDad blog and taught online media at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, his alma mater. Lifelong Star Wars fan and Trekker who also worships all things Tolkien and Doctor Who.