2/26/2013

Are Alfonso Cuaron and Simon Pegg joining the 'Star Wars' universe?


Ready for your daily dose of Star Wars rumors? They're all potential whoppers at this point, and this one's no different. Jim Dorey over at Marketsaw (via Bleeding Cool) has been pretty good over the years with dropping huge scoops on major films, most of which turned out to be spot on. He predicted there would be another Star Wars trilogy a few years ago, although that could have just been a lucky guess. Still, he's consistent enough that when he drops a nugget of info, it needs to be paid attention to. His latest has director Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men) and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) involved in a future Star Wars film.

He doesn't give much more info on it than that, and definitely doesn't specify which film it could be. Cuaron, who directed the strongest chapter of the Harry Potter series, would be a prime candidate to direct Episode VIII or IX, or maybe one of the spinoffs. Pegg has peppered Star Wars references throughout his many films and his show, Spaced, so we know he's a fan. Maybe he and director J.J. Abrams were kicking around geeky Star Wars talk while on the set of Star Trek Into Darkness?

Dorey goes on to back up earlier reports of the Solo/Skywalker kids being the focus of the new trilogy, with a philosophical split emerging similar to Luke and Vader, then Anakin and Obi Wan.

This may or may not pan out, but it'd be pretty cool if it does. Cuaron's Gravity and Pegg's The World's End both hit theaters this October.