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11.28.2012

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Hopefully Disney will get this shit figured out soon so that we can stop debating rumors and start responding to facts, but in the meantime: Matthew Vaughn favorite Jason Flemyng (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, HANNA, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON) was recently interviewed and asked about his possible involvement with X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.  And he said that he and Bryan Singer got on well while making FIRST CLASS and he hoped he'd get the call soon to come back for his part of Azazel, which is all well and good.  But then, when asked about his relationship with Matthew Vaughn and whether he'd have a small part in Vaughn's EPISODE VII... well... watch for yourself.

Is he just going along with the possibility that Vaughn is, in fact, taking on STAR WARS: EPISODE VII and not Mark Millar's THE SECRET SERVICE as previously reported? Is he actually confirming Vaugn's involvement? And most importantly, what is the airspeed veolicty of an unladen swallow?

Flemyng is a great actor who commits 100% to everything he does, so if and when Vaughn IS involved with EPISODE VII I sincerely hope that he does give Flemyng a call.  Or that whomever directs gives Flemyng a call.  Guy's far too talented to not have a go in one of cinema's most enduring and engaging universes.

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Extra Tidbit: Favorite Matthew Vaughn film - LAYER CAKE, STARDUST, KICK-ASS, or X-MEN: FIRST CLASS?
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3:43PM on 11/29/2012

Lock Stock and 2 smoking Barrells

Probably one of my favorite movies with him in it....It was also Guy Ritchie's best movie.
Probably one of my favorite movies with him in it....It was also Guy Ritchie's best movie.
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4:42AM on 11/29/2012

Ugh....

"Hopefully Disney will get this shit figured out soon so that we can stop debating rumors and start responding to facts...."

How about the writers of Joblo start posting FACTS instead of constant and senseless RUMORS?! I know I don't have to click on articles. I know I don't have to come to the site (afterall, I do moderate a couple forums)...but this almost everyday shit about who MIGHT be directing Star Wars is fucking ridiculous! Maybe it's a slow news day...but can't you write about
"Hopefully Disney will get this shit figured out soon so that we can stop debating rumors and start responding to facts...."

How about the writers of Joblo start posting FACTS instead of constant and senseless RUMORS?! I know I don't have to click on articles. I know I don't have to come to the site (afterall, I do moderate a couple forums)...but this almost everyday shit about who MIGHT be directing Star Wars is fucking ridiculous! Maybe it's a slow news day...but can't you write about something else instead of just who is rumored indirectly about directing Star Wars? I'm not directing this towards the OP as a whole, but for the staff as a whole. I thought this site relied on fact and not rumor...especially rumors that change and fluctuate every single goddamn day. /rant
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6:06PM on 11/28/2012

Noooooooo!!!!!!

"Layer Cake" and maybe "Stardust" is the only acceptable good films Matthew Vaughn has done. This is awful news. Prove me wrong Matt, but you directing Episode VII doesn't make up for your so-so directing of "Kick-Ass" or "X-Men: First Class". This is seriously the only guy in Hollywood who wants to man up and direct "Star Wars"? I find that hard to believe. Give the film to a die hard fan who knows his "Star Wars" shit inside out!
P.S. "Kick-Ass" is an awful film, and I watched it twice.
"Layer Cake" and maybe "Stardust" is the only acceptable good films Matthew Vaughn has done. This is awful news. Prove me wrong Matt, but you directing Episode VII doesn't make up for your so-so directing of "Kick-Ass" or "X-Men: First Class". This is seriously the only guy in Hollywood who wants to man up and direct "Star Wars"? I find that hard to believe. Give the film to a die hard fan who knows his "Star Wars" shit inside out!
P.S. "Kick-Ass" is an awful film, and I watched it twice. Best part was Nicholas Cage.
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1:25PM on 11/28/2012

I've Seen All of His Films and Are Fans of Them To Varying Degrees

But objectively, I really do feel like his best film is Layer Cake. I read the book beforehand, and its a fantastic read, but HoyleHaw is right, Vaughn still managed to improve upon the source material with his film. I don't think Vaughn is one of the absolute greats working today (at least not yet) but he is a talented guy who knows how to make quality genre pics that are more than just "big dumb action movies". He wouldn't be one of my top 5 choices to direct the next Star Wars, but I
But objectively, I really do feel like his best film is Layer Cake. I read the book beforehand, and its a fantastic read, but HoyleHaw is right, Vaughn still managed to improve upon the source material with his film. I don't think Vaughn is one of the absolute greats working today (at least not yet) but he is a talented guy who knows how to make quality genre pics that are more than just "big dumb action movies". He wouldn't be one of my top 5 choices to direct the next Star Wars, but I wouldn't be upset if he did end up getting the gig.
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12:19PM on 11/28/2012

Outted

Dude, he totally gave up the goods here. Maybe if he'd only snorted one rail instead of 2, he might not have been as flowing in verbal diarrhea department.
Guy is jacked up.
Dude, he totally gave up the goods here. Maybe if he'd only snorted one rail instead of 2, he might not have been as flowing in verbal diarrhea department.
Guy is jacked up.
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11:11AM on 11/28/2012
Layer Cake. It's one of those movies that manages to improve on its source material, and I'll watch most things with Colm Meaney and Michael Gambon in them.
Layer Cake. It's one of those movies that manages to improve on its source material, and I'll watch most things with Colm Meaney and Michael Gambon in them.
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10:43AM on 11/28/2012
I THINK he could handle it. Would not argue if he got the gig.

But I am also on the XMFC-is-overrated bandwagon. Seems like I've already seen more agreeing w/ me in this thread than I ever have before. We gotta stick together!!!

Only other flick off his I've seen is Kickass, which I liked, aside from a kind of weak ending. Might have to finally watch his other films . . .
I THINK he could handle it. Would not argue if he got the gig.

But I am also on the XMFC-is-overrated bandwagon. Seems like I've already seen more agreeing w/ me in this thread than I ever have before. We gotta stick together!!!

Only other flick off his I've seen is Kickass, which I liked, aside from a kind of weak ending. Might have to finally watch his other films . . .
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10:05AM on 11/28/2012
I'd be fine with Vaughn directing. They could do a lot worse! Think about it.

Favorite would be Kick Ass. Although Stardust is such a lovely film.
I'd be fine with Vaughn directing. They could do a lot worse! Think about it.

Favorite would be Kick Ass. Although Stardust is such a lovely film.
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9:42AM on 11/28/2012

idk

I thought "First Class" was his best (havent seen Layered Cake, its on my list). But theres just something about him that just gives me a weird feeling about the new Star Wars. But this whole situation is giving me mixed feelings.

I kinda want a lower profile director to get it. Andrew Stanton is still available (i'm gonna keep suggesting him every chance i get until an official decision is made)
I thought "First Class" was his best (havent seen Layered Cake, its on my list). But theres just something about him that just gives me a weird feeling about the new Star Wars. But this whole situation is giving me mixed feelings.

I kinda want a lower profile director to get it. Andrew Stanton is still available (i'm gonna keep suggesting him every chance i get until an official decision is made)
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9:11AM on 11/28/2012
Yeah, Mathew Vaughn is just what this franchise needs! I can't wait! and extra tidbit: Kick Ass, hands down!
Yeah, Mathew Vaughn is just what this franchise needs! I can't wait! and extra tidbit: Kick Ass, hands down!
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8:57AM on 11/28/2012
Layer Cake is his best so far. I also agree with Jig Saw that First Class was overrated. It was mediocre.
Layer Cake is his best so far. I also agree with Jig Saw that First Class was overrated. It was mediocre.
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8:19AM on 11/28/2012
Though I loved Kick-Ass, I thought X-Men First Class is a bit overrated. I trust Vaughn in his ability to assemble a cast and focus on a combination of story and action. So, in essence, he's probably perfect for Star Wars.

On a side note, I don't know why Disney has to get their 'shit' together just because they've addressed who the writers and producers are for the next trilogy, but not the director(s). It's not coming out for another three years!
Though I loved Kick-Ass, I thought X-Men First Class is a bit overrated. I trust Vaughn in his ability to assemble a cast and focus on a combination of story and action. So, in essence, he's probably perfect for Star Wars.

On a side note, I don't know why Disney has to get their 'shit' together just because they've addressed who the writers and producers are for the next trilogy, but not the director(s). It's not coming out for another three years!
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