X-Men: First Class and The King’s Man director Matthew Vaughn has revealed that he would love to make a Star Wars film if given the opportunity.
In the late 90s, Matthew Vaughn broke into the film industry primarily as the producing partner of Guy Ritchie. The filmmaker would go on to direct his own movies which would eventually involve a number of comic book adaptations including films in the X-Men franchise, the Kick-Ass series, three films in the Kingsmen franchise, and a producer role in Fantastic Four. But there is at least one other major IP that the director would love to get his hands on.
During a recent press event, Matthew Vaughn revealed that he would love the chance to do a Star Wars film. The X-Men director even stated that he would have given Lucasfilm the rights to Kingsman for free to direct a film. He did make it clear that, at the moment, the studio had no interest in working with him:
“If you’d asked me that 10 years ago, I would have given Kingsman to Lucasfilm for free to get a go shooting a Star Wars film. So, yes, I would have loved to have done a film which was part of the Skywalker Saga. Out of all the IP I’m not involved with, Star Wars would always get my attention. Just if they rang — they’ve never rang me up, they’ve got no interest in working with me, just to be very clear. I think they think I’m probably a little bit too, what’s the word, ‘maverick,’ maybe? But I would promise, if I did it, I would do my … I’m not saying, no one tries to make a good film a bad film, but I would be meticulous on trying to protect the legacy of something that I fell in love with movies for. So the answer, very long-winded answer, but yes, I’d like to.”
Here’s the synopsis for Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming film The King’s Man:
As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in THE KING’S MAN, directed by Matthew Vaughn, coming to theaters February 2020.
Written and directed by Matthew Vaughn, The King’s Man stars Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Arterton, Charles Dance, Tom Hollander, Stanley Tucci and Ralph Fiennes.
The King’s Man is currently set to be released on December 22nd, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the Matthew Vaughn and the Star Wars franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
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