Matthew Vaughn Almost Directed ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

It’s hard to imagine that it’s already been a decade since the shocking announcement that the Walt Disney Company had purchased Lucasfilm, and that a new trilogy of Star Wars movies were coming.

While rumors and speculation about Star Wars: Episode VII had existed for years, George Lucas had frequently sworn that he was done with the franchise’s theatrical films after the release of Revenge of the Sith in 2005.

Although we’ve now reached the point in which the Star Wars franchise is oversaturated, the initial promise of another installment sparked immediate discourse about who should be behind the camera before J.J.

Abrams was officially signed on to direct The Force Awakens.

Interestingly, one of the veteran auteurs who nearly landed the position was Matthew Vaughn.

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