‘Star Wars’: Indie Director Colin Trevorrow a Potential Candidate to Direct ‘Episode VII’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Right now, the most coveted assignments in Hollywood are who will write and direct the next Star Wars movie.

Everyone from Christopher Nolan to Joss Whedon and Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn are reportedly on the short-list of filmmakers who are in talks to helm Episode VII.

Celebuzz has also learned about one possible candidate who is also up for the job.

A source has exclusively told Celebuzz that Colin Trevorrow, the director of sci-fi indie Safety Not Guaranteed, has had early discussions with Lucasfilm about Episode VII.

According to the source, Trevorrow’s film garnered him fans at Lucasfilm, one being George Lucas, the founder and chief executive of Lucasfilm before selling the company to The Walt Disney Company on Oct. 30.

Trevorrow met Lucas several months ago to talk about the project, the insider revealed.

While there is no word as to what story elements were specifically discussed, Celebuzz can confirm that Trevorrow is indeed on the list of potential names that could shepherd a new trilogy of films.

Episode VII is currently scheduled for release sometime in 2015.

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