‘Star Wars’ director search down to ‘a couple of candidates,’ says film producer Frank Marshall

By Daniel S Levine,

Hollywood producer Frank Marshall said in a recent interview that he does have inside information on the next Star Wars film, but he isn’t revealing anything. However, he did say that the search for a director has been whittled down to a few candidates.

Marshall, who is married to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, was asked by MTV News if he could spill any kind of information. “I do,” he said when asked if he had inside information. “But I can't reveal it, or I won't be alive tomorrow.”

The veteran producer, who worked with George Lucas on the Indiana Jones films, said that he is not sure when a director will be announced, but there is a short list.

There are “a couple of candidates, but I don't know how soon that will be revealed,” he said.

Like most Star Wars fans, Marshall is also excited about the prospects of a seventh Star Wars movie, which Disney has said will be out in 2015.

“I'm really excited about this,” he explained. “I didn't grow up with it, but I was a big fan and have been since the series started. I'll always remember seeing that big mother-ship go over the screen. I've never forgotten it. I can't wait to see what's next.”

So far, we know the names that won’t be on the shortlist. J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Zack Snyder all took themselves out of the race.

According to Indiewire, Guillermo Del Toro recently spoke with Fanhattan, telling the site that he had not been approached by Disney.

“You know, I saw it on the Internet, but I haven’t approached them, they haven’t formally approached me,” the Pacific Rim director said. “I mean, I heard some rumblings, but to me it’s really — I have so many projects to discuss or think about. [For] something that is not a possibility yet, I don’t do that. You know, because I have so many things that I need to catch up with. If this becomes ever a reality, and there’s an approach to do it, I would then think about it, but — it’s like thinking if I want to date a supermodel. I don’t think about these things.”



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