Steven Spielberg, other directors not interested in directing new 'Star Wars'

By Matthew Dougherty,

Disney may have more trouble finding a director for Star Wars: Episode VII than they thought as several high profile directors, including Steven Spielberg, are steering clear of it.

IGN says that Spielberg has no interest in the film, citing that it is not his genre, and that it is his best friend’s genre, referring to George Lucas.

According to ComingSoon.net, Quentin Tarantino and Zach Snyder have also expressed their lack of desire to helm the seventh film in the franchise.

“I could so care less. Especially if Disney’s going to do it. I’m not interested in the Simon West version of Star Wars,” Tarantino said.

Yesterday, news broke that Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt has written a treatment not only for Episode VII but also Episode VIII and Episode IX.

Reports have also been coming in about Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher's interest in coming back.

Star Wars: Episode VII is currently scheduled for release in 2015, the same year Disney will release The Avengers 2.



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