Matthew Vaughn, the director of X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass, may in fact be the one pegged to direct Star Wars: Episode 7, which Lucasfilm owner Disney (yup, still weird) has set for a 2015 release. Vaughn was previously rumored to have gotten the gig, but recent comments from a longtime colleague and friend of the filmmaker suggest that the rumor is legit.
Actor Jason Flemyng let slip that Vaughn will helm Star Wars while walking the “green carpet” press line for 7 Psychopaths in an interview with @DIYTV (via AICN). Flemyng is an accomplished and talented actor who has appeared in all of Vaughn’s films, most memorably joining the massive ensemble in X-Men: First Class as Nightcrawler’s future papa Azazel. If anyone really knows what Vaughn is up to, it’s this guy.