Snyder Denies He’s Working On A STAR WARS Film

ZackSnyderWell, that was fun to speculate about while it lasted.

Zack Snyder’s reps have told The Hollywood Reporter that the Man Of Steel director is not developing a Star Wars film for Disney and Lucasfilm.

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.

The rep further clarified that he is not working on any of the three installments of the recently announced sequel trilogy or any standalone spinoff films.

Earlier today, Vulture reported a story from anonymous sources within Disney that Snyder was in the process of developing a standalone Star Wars film whose storyline would be inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s classic The Seven Samurai. While it certainly sounded like it could be a fun idea, I guess it looks like that is all that it will be.

Unless, of course, Snyder’s reps are lying. Remember that Vulture was ultimately right about Michael Arndt handling the writing chores for Star Wars: Episode VII.

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Morey Kunin
January 14, 2013 6:43 pm

There was something a little questionable when the report said it would happen AFTER the trilogy.

Rich Drees
January 14, 2013 6:45 pm

I know. That would have put its release no earlier than 2021.

Craig Cirelli
January 14, 2013 7:37 pm

Ah rats – I had my hopes up on this one. Snyder is one of my favorite