Zack Snyder Spokesperson Denies STAR WARS Spin-Off Report

Despite previously being reported to be developing a Seven Samurai-style Star Wars film that would be outside of the sequel trilogy, a spokesperson for Man Of Steel's Zack Snyder denies that the director is involved with such a project.

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By Paul Romano - 1/14/2013


Earlier today, we heard an exciting report saying that director Zack Snyder (300, Man Of Steel) is developing a Jedi-centered Star Wars spin-off, which would loosely be based on The Seven Samurai (via Vulture). The film would be one of the many planned films set in the Star Wars universe but not a part of the main sequel trilogy. The prospect of Snyder bringing his unique directorial style to this universe sounded wonderful, but now a spokesperson for the director has denied this report.

While the following shouldn't be that surprising, a rep for Snyder has sent a statement to The Hollywood Reporter denying Vulture's report claiming that he is involved with a Star Wars film. "While he is super flattered because he is a huge fan, Zack is not involved in any way with the new Star Wars. He is currently in post on his two films, Man of Steel and 300: Battle of Artemisia." Snyder is just one of many directors who have been linked to Disney's latest franchise, with the likes of Matthew Vaughn, Jon Favreau and Brad Bird all being rumored for the coveted gig of taking the helm for Episode VII, which is currently targeting a 2015 release.

Keep in mind, just because one of Snyder's reps denied this, doesn't mean that the report is definitely false. It's possible that the director will very well work on a Star Wars movie in the near future, despite his rep saying otherwise. Plus, Vulture has been a reliable source for movie news, so the site probably didn't make this up. Still, stay tuned to CBM for more news on the Star Wars franchise.









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FrankieDedo - 1/14/2013, 2:28 PM
Whew!
DaenerysTargaryen - 1/14/2013, 2:32 PM
Oh well now onto the IMPORTANT news...which is whose directing VII
DarkGrifter - 1/14/2013, 2:35 PM
That didn't take long :P
RorMachine - 1/14/2013, 2:37 PM

DarkGrifter - 1/14/2013, 2:38 PM
I wonder where the whole Seven Samurai idea originated from.
ndwwrestler2 - 1/14/2013, 2:53 PM
I'm with RorMachine on this one.
Durf - 1/14/2013, 2:54 PM
that didn't last long if this is true
WesleyGibson - 1/14/2013, 2:55 PM
It sounded kind of...odd in the first place. I'm comfortable with just the new trilogy. It's cool because my father grew up with 4, 5, and 6, I grew up with 1, 2, and 3, and my son will get to grow up with with 7, 8, and 9.
jimpinto24 - 1/14/2013, 2:59 PM
I was hoping Zack Synder would helm Star Wars Episode 7. DAMN!
Asterisk - 1/14/2013, 3:00 PM
DAMN
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/14/2013, 3:05 PM
I [frick]ing called it. GEEZUS!!!!
SkateandDestroy88 - 1/14/2013, 3:05 PM
Oh right, this did seem a little ludicris.
DukeAcureds - 1/14/2013, 3:06 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Actually it did sound a bit strange as his last 4 flicks have been Warners and so are his next 2.
But this was the best news since Del Toro's Dark Universe.
Snyder doing a Star Wars spin-off movie woulda been a juicy slice of fried gold. Thought it was too good to be true.
blkyank - 1/14/2013, 3:09 PM
Yeah,we are supposed to believe that Snyder's rep could be lying about his involvement with Star Wars but not that Vulture was pulling this rumor out of it's ass.
siggisuperman - 1/14/2013, 3:13 PM
@Farkosaurus... I thought the same thing. It seems to be an error only on the frontpage. Double negative
blkyank - 1/14/2013, 3:13 PM
Look,I don't doubt Snyder was on the list of visionary directors to tackle a Star Wars spinoff.He may even have been hit up by Disney for ideas of where he might go with it if given the gig.I just don't see how WB would let one of its golden boys get snatched away by Disney when he could be doing a Man of Steel sequel or Justice League itself.
MrNiklander - 1/14/2013, 3:26 PM
DAMN IT TO HELL
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DanteSparda - 1/14/2013, 3:29 PM
well that was quick
Jimdlux - 1/14/2013, 3:32 PM
Thank God!
Ha1frican - 1/14/2013, 3:39 PM
God DAMMIT!
MisterMoustache - 1/14/2013, 4:10 PM
Zack Snyder is the most unreliable director in Hollywood. "I will not direct Watchmen", "I will not direct Superman", "Zod is not the villain of Man of Steel". And we all know the truth now.

FilmsFan - 1/14/2013, 4:27 PM
@Blkyank

Yep!
Totally agree!

I think WB (& to some digree SONY & PARAMOUNT) don't easily let go of their directors!
NOLAN, AFFLECK & SNYDER along with Del Toro & Jackson are WB life lines! They do support their director well & develop them & they are loyal too!

Doesn't mean that Snyder working for Disney is any kind of disloyalty but since currently at Hollywood BoxOffice it's WB vs DISNEY & no one else is even close!
WB won't let their developed Director let go while he's post - producing MOS & surely (& hopefully) its sequel & who knows even JL!!

Look at Nolan; he dragged WB into a Paramount owned project; & as Paramount would like to work with him, they'll be ok to share revenue with WB as Nolan wants to keep WB his home!

& at this peak of Hollywood supremacy; with Disney, & WB being only challenger, they'll never let go there Blue-Eyed Bankable directors!
& plus Disney is quite the opposite on working with directors!!

Don't buy that Snyder will work on anything Disney; especially he's busy with 2 hot properties of WB on his shoulders & he's got to fvcking deliver to them first!!!
SugarYumYum - 1/14/2013, 6:00 PM
I had the weirdest dream the other night that Seth McFarlene had been named director of Episode VII... yeah, key word here being weird.

I really wonder who it is at this point, it seems like it'll go to either the most out-of-ballpark choice or an up-and-coming unknown.
crazycharliemma - 1/14/2013, 6:26 PM
Facade - 1/15/2013, 4:55 AM
If Snyder is involved, it will be all sugar and no content...why not re-hire Lucas, then...crap.

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