Is Indie Director Colin Trevorrow A Candidate To Helm STAR WARS VII?

Is Indie Director Colin Trevorrow A Candidate To Helm STAR WARS VII?

Word is George Lucas was a big fan of Trevorrow's movie Safety Not Guaranteed, and met with him before the Disney sale - but the director is still a possibility to bring the seventh Star Wars movie to our screens. Read on for details..

We can expect a LOT of these rumors over the next while, but apparently indie director Colin Trevorrow is definitely on Disney's radar to helm their new Star Wars movie.

Celeb Buzz say their sources have confirmed that Trevorrow "is indeed on the list of potential names that could shepherd a new trilogy of films". The site report that George Lucas actually met with the director several months ago about the project, but even after Disney purchased Lucasfilm on October 30th, he is still on the shortlist. Of course we can't confirm this, and have no idea how reliable Celeb Buzz's sources are, but the story has been picked up by some more reputable sites - so it's worth reporting as a solid rumor for now at least.

Trevorrow would certainly be an "outside the box" choice, having only directed a documentary (Reality Show), a tv movie (Gary: Under Crisis) and the Sundance breakout hit Safety Not Guaranteed - a quirky time-travel comedy. If the new Star Wars movie did wind up being helmed by Trevorrow, how would you guys feel about it?

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Filed Under "Sci-Fi" 11/6/2012 Source: Celeb Buzz
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Nick56 - 11/6/2012, 7:01 PM
no. terrible choice.
rockerdude22 - 11/6/2012, 7:08 PM
I'd say give him a chance! I personally think it would be better for a fresh director to take on something like this than some of the bigger names people usually come up with!

Also, I'm doing shots right now for the hell of it. Anyone want in on this?

santoanderson - 11/6/2012, 7:08 PM
I sat through Red Tails, and that film was directed by a man George Lucas personally chose because he was a "fantastic" director, too. Red Tails sucked... royal... ass.

Don't let George pick the director.
GuardianAngel - 11/6/2012, 7:14 PM
I won't comment on this article because if it says "Star Wars' in the title. I don't give a shit.
Scuzz - 11/6/2012, 7:14 PM
Safety not Guaranteed was excellent! i think this could be a good move.
bazinga85 - 11/6/2012, 7:15 PM
"The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind."

--Humphrey Bogart
rockerdude22 - 11/6/2012, 7:16 PM
@bazinga85 One of the best quotes I've ever read! Cheers, bro!
jimpinto24 - 11/6/2012, 7:20 PM
Maybe! There's other choice like Peter Jackson, JJ Abrams, or Rian Johnson.
novaprime - 11/6/2012, 7:35 PM
Now Cbms gonna Star juicing the Star Wars Franchize until 2015 hits
wolverinesfury - 11/6/2012, 7:39 PM
No, no, no Disney! Don't let Lucas control Star Wars again! U have the power, use it!
CapFan79 - 11/6/2012, 7:44 PM
@Noomis I agree. Episode III is as good and fits with the OT.

Personally want a different vibe for new trilogy. Vaughn, Favreau or Speilberg are my choice.
Savage1991 - 11/6/2012, 7:46 PM
Never heard of this guy, what about Peter Jackson or Drew Goddard?
Boogie138 - 11/6/2012, 7:51 PM
david lynch for ep 7!!!

@rockerdude22: cheers!
Azrael725 - 11/6/2012, 7:53 PM
@venom007: well said my friend
pintoman - 11/6/2012, 7:57 PM
Joe Johnston, Brad Bird, Andrew Stanton or Robert Zemekis
angus666 - 11/6/2012, 7:58 PM
@venom007 That is true, but I'd rather them just call it episode VII rather than "butt monkey cheese doodle".
thatdylhooper - 11/6/2012, 7:59 PM
What am I hearing? Blasphemy! Episode 3 deserves nothing better then 4th, and that goes for the other two
TheRationalOne - 11/6/2012, 8:00 PM
I never heard of him so he must be terrible. Get one of these overly suggested old dudes to do it. Screw letting new young talented people do anything. I want the same old same old forever.

That's what some you putts' sound like.
zachman2013 - 11/6/2012, 8:05 PM
Star Wars safety not guaranteed with this guy directing.
NostalgicYouth - 11/6/2012, 8:06 PM
I'll give him a chance.

@ santoanderson
George Lucas didn't direct Red Tails he produced it.
Boogie138 - 11/6/2012, 8:06 PM
@thatdylhooper: dude i would take ep 2 or 3 over ROTJ anyday of the week lol i love jedi, grew up with it, but that movie is so weak next to new hope or empire. it is of prequel calibre lol and i don't mind the prequels. so take that as you will
bazinga85 - 11/6/2012, 8:15 PM
While I do agree that ep 3 was great, I wouldn't go as far as saying it's wayyy better than ROTJ. And ep 2 sucked.
thewonderer - 11/6/2012, 8:33 PM
Episode 3 is DEFINITELY as good as the originals.

I would argue its better than ROTJ.

I HATED the ewok/han/leia moments. The Vader/Emperor/Luke stuff was golden but every cut made me want to kill myself
Boogie138 - 11/6/2012, 8:44 PM
@bazinga85: ep 2 had christopher lee with a lightsaber lol thats why i dig it. ep 3 was fun. ROTJ is just as flawed as those two movies. jabba's palce was sweet but then the movie gets muddled and only reason to continue to watch is lando in falcon and luke vs vader pt 2. to each thier own. i just rather watch anakin's story (shifty as it can be) than ewoks vs storm troopers, another deathstar, dagobah as an exercise in exposition, mains dying without any emotional context, that jub jub song, and han and chewie no longer acting like the badasses we remember.
Joe6Pack74 - 11/6/2012, 8:47 PM
This will never be made. Now that P-Bo is re-elected the Mayan calendar will come true. Or at least America is dead. I am cashing in my 401K and blowing it all on cocaine and hookers. It will be a way better use of my hard earned cash than what that [frick]in Obama is going to do with it.
Boogie138 - 11/6/2012, 8:48 PM
@thewonderer: thank you!!
95 - 11/6/2012, 8:49 PM
I hear good things about Safety Not Guaranteed - there's a part of me that feels that this Colin Trevorrow fellow would provide a lot of "fan service" (just based off his appearance and his interviews about Sundance Film Festival). Most importantly: Matthew Vaughn doesn't really excite me.
Boogie138 - 11/6/2012, 8:50 PM
@Joe6Pack74: i love star wars too
DarthTesla - 11/6/2012, 8:52 PM
Well, Richard Marquand was pretty much an unknown before he directed Return of the Jedi.
mgeoff88 - 11/6/2012, 8:53 PM
I've never heard of this guy before, so I'm a bit hesitant about him directing Episode 7.

I would rather see one of these guys direct:

-Peter Jackson
-Brad Bird
-Steven Spielberg
-Joss Whedon
95 - 11/6/2012, 9:08 PM
@brothercartman So Colin Trevorrow is a Star Wars fan? Good. Actually, I want this guy to direct! Make it happen Disney/LucasFilm!
KnobGoblin - 11/6/2012, 9:17 PM
Episode III was ass. The prequel trilogy does not exist in this dojo!
Luigi - 11/6/2012, 9:19 PM
Sure, the guys who made the original trilogy weren't Spielbergs when it came to fame. What really matters is whoever's writing it.
santoanderson - 11/6/2012, 9:28 PM
@NostalgicYouth. Yeah, Anthony Hemingway did, after he was "discovered" by Lucas.
Durango95 - 11/6/2012, 9:48 PM
I dont know how I feel about this. Ive never seen any of his films.
evilness - 11/6/2012, 11:09 PM
no, star wars deserves someone tried and tested. if they give this guy episode 7, and he ain't up to the challenge, he'll sink the entire franchise.

that's too much risk, for absolutely no reason.
Jolt17 - 11/7/2012, 2:58 AM
Heard about good things about the movie, and I'm also interested in the plot of the movie itself. I'll be trying to find a way to watch it for myself, but this is interesting. Plus, I simply love new talents rather than the common picks.

I've been saying that I don't see those big-named fanboy-friendly directors getting the job.
NostalgicYouth - 11/7/2012, 7:28 AM
You guys do know if he was chosen, he wouldn't write the script? Disney wouldn't risk letting an A-list director, or not; writing the script for the first movie in their new franchise.
Optimus83 - 11/7/2012, 8:33 AM
is a Joke???
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 11/7/2012, 11:06 AM
I knew this was going to happen! Every comic/movie/scifi site has different people saying they are in line to direct the next movie. AICN is saying Matthew Vaughn, you guys say this guy and every other site says someone else. How about we report on facts not rumors!!! Please.
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