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Update: Zack Snyder is NOT developing a stand-alone Star Wars movie inspired by Seven Samurai

Jan. 14, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Update: Thanks for the blue balls, Internet! Zack Snyder himself has 100% denied he has any STAR WARS films in any state of development. Boo.

Looks like we are finally getting some solid news related to the upcoming STAR WARS movies and this one is a doozy. Vulture is reporting that Zack Snyder will be jumping from the Superman mythology right into STAR WARS. His new film will likely not be STAR WARS: EPISODE VII but rather a stand-alone epic that will be directly inspired by Akira Kurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI.

That's right, a Jedi version of the classic film that tells the tale of a small agrarian town in seventeenth-century Japan that’s routinely pillaged by bandits. Fed up with the annual shakedown, its farmers retain the services of seven masterless samurai to defend their harvest.

SEVEN SAMURAI is one of George Lucas' favorite movies and fits right in with the mentality of the Jedi order. The report states that this movie will be developed concurrently with the new trilogy but likely not be one of the numbered episodes. There is no set date for when we can expect this STAR WARS movie, but it is expected to begin production after STAR WARS: EPISODE VII begins filming. This could mean that we will be getting Skywalker-centric films released with the stand alone adventures in between, similarly to the Marvel model.

Whether you like Snyder or hate him, you have to admit that this is intriguing news. Snyder is not known for family friendly films, so this could be the first dark, more adult take on the STAR WARS universe. What do you fans think of the news?

User your imagination and picture the 300 battle scenes if they existed in a STAR WARS universe.

Extra Tidbit: This news comes on the same day that it was revealed that SEVEN SAMURAI star Toshiro Mifune was originally offered both the roles of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader in the original STAR WARS movie. Imagine if Luke's father had been Japanese!
Source: Vulture

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5:10PM on 01/15/2013
I can not believe it..........just check http://2.gp/qmqA
I can not believe it..........just check http://2.gp/qmqA
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9:28PM on 01/14/2013

Boooo

Too bad it was false. After reading the headline I was already far more excited for this than Episode VII. This is a direction Star Wars should really explore... the whole Marvel model and all.

I imagine... man... were I still a boy completely obsessed with Star Wars as I was... and this sort of trajectory for new films was on the horizon? I might've spontaneously combusted.
Too bad it was false. After reading the headline I was already far more excited for this than Episode VII. This is a direction Star Wars should really explore... the whole Marvel model and all.

I imagine... man... were I still a boy completely obsessed with Star Wars as I was... and this sort of trajectory for new films was on the horizon? I might've spontaneously combusted.
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8:04PM on 01/14/2013

"Imagine if Luke's father had been Japanese!"

Okay!

"I find your rack of faith disturbing."
"I tord you she wourd never consciousry betray the Reberrion."
"When I reft you, I was but the rearner, now I am the master."
"Ruke, I am your father!"
Okay!

"I find your rack of faith disturbing."
"I tord you she wourd never consciousry betray the Reberrion."
"When I reft you, I was but the rearner, now I am the master."
"Ruke, I am your father!"
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7:11PM on 01/14/2013

This can Be the Best

or the Worst STAR Ward Movie!!! Hoping the Best
or the Worst STAR Ward Movie!!! Hoping the Best
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6:55PM on 01/14/2013

In other news

Seven Samurai is a blast. Do yourself a favor and watch it if you haven't
Seven Samurai is a blast. Do yourself a favor and watch it if you haven't
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5:55PM on 01/14/2013

Yeah...

It's not happening
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It's not happening
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6:29PM on 01/14/2013
Boo! No! I was all amped about this, now I am consumed with Hulk rage! Smash internet rumor mill!
Boo! No! I was all amped about this, now I am consumed with Hulk rage! Smash internet rumor mill!
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5:39PM on 01/14/2013
This would be the shits
This would be the shits
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5:35PM on 01/14/2013
300 was awesome and the slow-mo worked for it, but I hope there won't be any slow-mo in this film.
300 was awesome and the slow-mo worked for it, but I hope there won't be any slow-mo in this film.
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5:27PM on 01/14/2013

This can Be the Best

or the Worst STAR Ward Movie!!! Hoping the Best
or the Worst STAR Ward Movie!!! Hoping the Best
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4:30PM on 01/14/2013

HOLY SHIT

Thank you for making my day so much better :) that put a huge smile on my face. I haven't seen this movie in years but it was really amazing and for it it be in a star wars film even more epic. Its good they are doing stand alone films IDK why they never did this to begin with. I hope this will be a new trend every year or two get a new different star wars movie almost like how every year or two we get a new superhero movie. That'll be amazing.
Thank you for making my day so much better :) that put a huge smile on my face. I haven't seen this movie in years but it was really amazing and for it it be in a star wars film even more epic. Its good they are doing stand alone films IDK why they never did this to begin with. I hope this will be a new trend every year or two get a new different star wars movie almost like how every year or two we get a new superhero movie. That'll be amazing.
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4:21PM on 01/14/2013
Wow, just wow. This is an amazing turn of events for the star wars franchise. Jedi should always be the key ingredient of any Star Wars movie. Sounds like a passion project if there ever was one.
Wow, just wow. This is an amazing turn of events for the star wars franchise. Jedi should always be the key ingredient of any Star Wars movie. Sounds like a passion project if there ever was one.
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3:28PM on 01/14/2013
I like Snyder, so I am ok with this. At the very least, it's not Lucas, so that's a plus. And Seven Samurai is my favorite movie of all time, so the combination of Star Wars and Samurai is great with me.
I like Snyder, so I am ok with this. At the very least, it's not Lucas, so that's a plus. And Seven Samurai is my favorite movie of all time, so the combination of Star Wars and Samurai is great with me.
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3:15PM on 01/14/2013
At the very least, it should be visually stunning.
At the very least, it should be visually stunning.
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3:12PM on 01/14/2013
This idea just supports the idea that dozens of directors over the next couple of decades will direct their own, standalone, Star Wars films that don't conflict with the main story of the Skywalker family--I like what I'm seeing so far. Snyder will definitely include what Lucas failed to really provide in the prequels, massive lightsaber battles.
This idea just supports the idea that dozens of directors over the next couple of decades will direct their own, standalone, Star Wars films that don't conflict with the main story of the Skywalker family--I like what I'm seeing so far. Snyder will definitely include what Lucas failed to really provide in the prequels, massive lightsaber battles.
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3:01PM on 01/14/2013
Honestly all I've ever wanted. A stand-alone live action Star Wars film, telling a small story on a grand scale, directed by someone other than George Lucas, inspired by classic cinema just as the original films were.

I'm down.

Though, worth noting, there's a Clone Wars episode that also took its cues from 'Seven Samurai.' Where Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka team up with four bounty hunters to protect a village from pirates.

But beyond that, if you've ever noticed, the original trilogy
Honestly all I've ever wanted. A stand-alone live action Star Wars film, telling a small story on a grand scale, directed by someone other than George Lucas, inspired by classic cinema just as the original films were.

I'm down.

Though, worth noting, there's a Clone Wars episode that also took its cues from 'Seven Samurai.' Where Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka team up with four bounty hunters to protect a village from pirates.

But beyond that, if you've ever noticed, the original trilogy also centers around seven main protagonists...Han, Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, R2, 3PO, and Obi-Wan/Lando. Its a formula one sees in a lot of big movies, and has its roots in Kurosawa's film.
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2:48PM on 01/14/2013

This.is.Star Wars!!!

Effing awesome news. Not sure why people bitch about Snyder but I personally like all his films and think this is a damn good choice on Disney's part. A standalone film with rogue Jedi and / or Sith sounds amazing.
Effing awesome news. Not sure why people bitch about Snyder but I personally like all his films and think this is a damn good choice on Disney's part. A standalone film with rogue Jedi and / or Sith sounds amazing.
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2:40PM on 01/14/2013
Will wait til I see Man of Steel to comment....
Will wait til I see Man of Steel to comment....
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2:31PM on 01/14/2013
How about we take the seven samurai model and instead of making them samurai we make them bugs! We can call it "A Bugs Life."
How about we take the seven samurai model and instead of making them samurai we make them bugs! We can call it "A Bugs Life."
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2:49PM on 01/14/2013
And what is wrong with that?
And what is wrong with that?
5:33PM on 01/14/2013
I guess you don't get cupajoe's post, BrokenDreamer.
I guess you don't get cupajoe's post, BrokenDreamer.
6:55PM on 01/14/2013
There is zero wrong with that it was done right the first time Disney pulled that story model.
There is zero wrong with that it was done right the first time Disney pulled that story model.
2:30PM on 01/14/2013
If you'd told me he was in charge of episode 7 I'd have been horrified, but I kind of like the idea of these stand alone movies. The Star Wars universe is so rich with potential, Id love to see a variety of different directors just having fun. Honestly, this sounds like it could be a great movie, but Id hope it takes place long in the past before the Sith rule of 2. Im sure if anything, Zack Snyder could come up with some badass sith and jedi.
If you'd told me he was in charge of episode 7 I'd have been horrified, but I kind of like the idea of these stand alone movies. The Star Wars universe is so rich with potential, Id love to see a variety of different directors just having fun. Honestly, this sounds like it could be a great movie, but Id hope it takes place long in the past before the Sith rule of 2. Im sure if anything, Zack Snyder could come up with some badass sith and jedi.
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