Two directors rumored to be in the mix for second Star Wars spinoff film

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Jun 3, 2015

The search for a filmmaker to take over the second Star Wars Anthology movie may be leading back to some well-regarded names.

Ever since Josh Trank was fired from left the project last month, there's been speculation over who will take his place behind the camera for Star Wars spinoff #2, which is set to come out in 2018. We wondered whether it could be Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, but a new report at Schmoes Know hints that Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service) are potentially circling the film.

Both men's names were floated as possible contenders to make Star Wars VII a couple of years back, until J.J. Abrams got the gig, and Vaughn in particular seemed to be high on several lists. After all the recent drama involving Trank, Disney and Lucasfilm may well want a seasoned veteran to steer this particular ship instead of the latest boy wonder.

Be advised, however, that all this goes strictly under the heading of "rumor" for now, along with the information that the second Star Wars Anthology film will focus on a younger Han Solo and Boba Fett in the years between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Old pals Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian and Bossk could also conceivably show up in what is thought to be shaping up as a western-type story -- only, you know, set in space.

Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is set to come out from director Gareth Edwards on Dec. 16, 2016, so it's hard to imagine a lot happening on the second spinoff front for a while yet. But do you think either Vaughn or Favreau would make a good choice to put in charge of it, or would you like someone else? And how do you feel about it possibly being a Boba Fett vs. Han Solo story?

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