Zack Snyder is not traveling to a galaxy far, far away. At least, not right now.
According to Snyder’s rep, a report this morning that the Man of Steel director is developing a standalone Star Wars project that would be loosely based on the 1954 masterpiece Seven Samurai is not true.
“While he is super flattered because he is a huge fan,” states the rep, “Zack is not involved in any way with Star Wars. He is currently in post [production] on his two films, Man of Steel and 300: Battle of Artemisia.”
This doesn’t necessarily mean that Snyder will never work on a Star Wars movie. But with his plate so packed at the moment, Snyder just does not have the time to devote to developing anything at the scope of a Star Wars movie.
As it stands, while Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 screenwriter Michael Arndt is currently hard at work penning the first script for Star Wars: Episode VII, no director has signed up yet to helm any new Star Wars film.