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At least we know who won’t direct Star Wars: Episode VII. Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Zack Snyder have been on some wish lists on the web, but you can now cross them all off. All three have said in recent interviews this week that they will not do it.
First up was Quentin Tarantino, who told Entertainment Weekly that he lost interest the second Disney bought Lucasfilm.
“I could so care less,” he said at this week’s Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton. “No, sorry. Especially if Disney’s going to do it. I’m not interested in the Simon West version of Star Wars,” he added, taking a dig at the director of Con Air and Expendables 2.
So, we know there’s no Pulp Fiction meets Star Wars in the future.
We also know the director of Watchmen and the upcoming Man of Steel is too much of a Star Wars fan to get involved. “I don’t think I’d be interested in [directing it],” Snyder said, reports The Los Angeles Times. “I’m a huge ‘Star Wars’ fanatic. I just think doing [episodes] seven, eight and nine is just a slippery slope. It’s a whole other mythological experiment I’m excited to see, but it’s a lot of effort.”
Some have suggested that Spielberg would be an interesting candidate, since he is friends with Lucas and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. But the Lincoln director told Access Hollywood that he doesn’t want to touch the franchise.
“No! No!” he said. “It’s not my genre...It’s my best friend George’s genre.”
If you believe the rumors floating around the Internet, Disney may already be close to finding the director/writer team that will make the film. Matthew Vaughn was rumored to be in talks and Hunger Games: Catching Fire writer Michael Arndt reportedly already wrote a treatment.