Speaking with Coming Soon while promoting Now You See Me, director Louis Leterrier is asked if he would be interested in helming one of the many new Star Wars films from Disney and Lucasfilm. As expected, he would love to tackle such a project. "Man, I'd love to do that. We did the mix at Skywalker (Ranch) with the Skywalker team and ILM did the FX. I just love spending time up there. That's the reason you're there and I'm here. It's so good, but J.J. is just the best guy to do this job. ... If I happen to walk into George Lucas and he offers me a job I'll say, "Yes, I'll take it." Leterrier is no stranger to blockbusters, as he's best known for directing 2008's The Incredible Hulk and 2010's Clash Of The Titans. Would you like to see what he could do with a Star Wars film?
In related news, Time Out London spoke with former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, and the question of potentially being involved with Star Wars also came up. The young actor previously starred in the highest grossing franchise of all time, but would he take on another? "Franchise mustn’t become a dirty word. If directors like JJ Abrams and Joss Whedon keep doing what they’re doing, it won’t be. I’d love to be part of one again. Maybe not leading it: a nice supporting role. In Star Wars? Yeah, that’d be awesome. That’d be crazy cool." If any, which character would you like to see Radcliffe play?
Disney will release its first Star Wars movie with Lucasfilm, Episode VII, in the summer of 2015. J.J. Abrams is directing from a script by Michael Arndt. Additionally, a new installment in the franchise will follow every year afterwards. Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan are writing two separate stand-alone films, and are also consulting on Episode VII.