Vaughn to kick Star Wars ass?

7 November 2012

Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn is rumoured to be in talks to helm the newly-announced Star Wars: Episode VII.

The British director, who made his debut with Layer Cake, is free having recently dropped out of the next X-Men instalment, handing the reins over to Bryan Singer.

One of the benefits of Disney's $4.05 billion take over of Lucasfilm has been that new president Kathleen Kennedy has far more clout when it comes to luring talent to revive the tarnished franchise.

Harrison Ford earlier said he was open to the idea of playing Han Solo again in Episode VII, which reportedly takes up decades after 1983's Episode VI left off.

EW reports that not only Ford, but "all three" - including Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia - are interested in being involved with the upcoming Star Wars film.