It’s been a while since we’ve had a Star Wars rumor, and while this one isn’t that crazy, it is still worth a bit of consideration. The 3D-advocacy site MarketSaw is reporting from their sources that director Alfonso Cuaron and actor Simon Pegg are involved, in some unspecified manner, with Disney’s upcoming announced Star Wars films.
Unfortunately, there is no actual information as to what specific capacity each may be involved in but there are a few educated guesses we can make. If Cuaron is currently involved in some manner, I would think it would probably be with the announced spinoff films and not the sequel trilogy currently in development. With J J Abraams at the helm of the first film, I think that Lucasfilm is going to concentrate working with him on the first film. Besides with screenwriter Michael Brandt and writers Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg consulting, I don’t think that the studio is looking to add any more names to the braintrust working on those films. Perhaps best known among genre fans for probably directing the best installment of the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, I have to admit that the prospect of a Star Wars film directed by Cuaron is a delightful one.
Meanwhile, it is not hard to see why Simon Pegg’s might be involved. He has already appeared in Abrams’ Mission: Impossible III and Star Trek reboot. Pegg, of course, is a known genre fan and once Abrams’ involvement was officially announced I am sure that he was on the phone.
MarketSaw seems to have a reasonable track record with these types of stories, but if Cuaron and Pegg’s involvement is merely at the discussion phase, there is the possibility that no agreement will be reached and that there actual involvement will never come to pass.