Is Zack Snyder Working in a Star Wars Samurai Story?

Zack Snyder, earned world-wide renown after Dawn of the Dead (2004) and 300 (2006), currently the director is busyin finishing filming the DC Universe greatest superhero Superman Man of Steel has recently revealed that he’ll move to the Star Wars universe soon after. The director of Watchmen won’t be directing Star Wars Episode VII, Vulture reports he’s quietly developing a stand aolone Star Wars film inspired by Akira Kurosawa‘s Seven Samurais. Snyder’s film would feature a group of Jedi warriors going on a mission.

Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder

The movie takes place, post-Return of the Jedi. This is the third name rumored to be working on a Star Wars film that is not one of the tradional stories, mainly Episode VII. Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan have also been rumored to be working on other Star Wars projects. So far there is still no director for Episode VII.

Obviously LucasFilm wouldn’t confirm to Vulture if the Snyder news are true, but the site wouldn’t report this unless they had a pretty good source. Disney CEO, Bob Iger did say they wanted to release a new Star Wars film every two years after Episode VII, and it seems like the depth of that statement is still far from being understood.

Interestingly enough in Star Wars Episode IV, Obi-Wan Kenobi described the Jedi order as almost samurai type warriors with their lightsabers. Adding that George Lucas has always acknowledged the Kurosawa influence on Star Wars, too. Is not that far fetched that the Snyder’s news is real… once again, time will tell.


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