Matthew Vaughn in talks to direct Star Wars VII?

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A 2011 film directed by Matthew Vaughn, "X-Men: First Class" reveals a secret history of famous global events. Set in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis, two young men are discovering their powers for the first time as they work together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new) to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opens, thus beginning the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men. Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence.
November 6th, 2012

Matthew Vaughn is reportedly in talks to direct 'Star Wars VII'.

Sources told Collider.com the main reason the 41-year-old filmmaker has dropped out of directing the 'X-Men: First Class' sequel, 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' - a role which has since been taken on by Bryan Singer - is because he has entered negotiations to direct the upcoming 'Star Wars' movie.

If Matthew does sign up for the project then it is thought the helmer - who worked on the scripts for 'X-Men: First Class', 'The Debt', 'Stardust' and 'Kick-Ass' - might also have a hand in writing part of the hotly-anticipated seventh film in the sci-fi series.

Disney is to make three new 'Star Wars' films after it was announced last week the entertainment multination has agreed a $4.05 billion (£2.52 billion) deal to buy Lucasfilm from its founder George Lucas, who created the fictional 'Star Wars' universe which began with the first film, 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope', in 1977.

'Star Wars VII' is slated for released in 2015 and should Matthew take on the directing role it is thought this would be on a film by film basis rather than sign up for the whole three-movie project, the website reports.

Harrison Ford - who played Han Solo in the first three movies of the sci-fi franchise from 1977 to 1983 - has said he is open to reprising his role as the character, who he last portrayed in 1983's 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi'.