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Zack Snyder not directing Star Wars spin-off

Zack Snyder has denied any involvement with a potential Star Wars spin-off, amid rumours that the director was set to helm a Jedi-centric story based upon Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai .

Snyder had been linked to a standalone film set after the events of Episode VI , with a group of Jedi warriors standing in for Kurosawa’s samurai for hire.

However, a Snyder representative was quick to quash said rumours, denying that Snyder would be having any involvement in any such project.

“While he is super flattered because he is a huge fan,” reads the statement, “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 .”

And so it remains that no director is officially confirmed for any of the new Star Wars movies. Surely something has to give soon?

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.