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[UPDATED] Zack Snyder Supposedly Doing His Own, Private Star War

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Continuing in the grand tradition of taking a hallowed, geek-cherished property and just seeing what the guy who made 300 will do with it, Disney-Lucasfilm has reportedly attached Visionary Director Zack Snyder to direct his many visions at the Star Wars franchise.

Though Snyder had previously stated he wouldn't direct Episode VII, adding, "doing [episodes] seven, eight and nine is just a slippery slope," Vulture now claims that was just a bit of uncharacteristically-clever dialogue on his part. They say that while it's technically true he won't directing a numbered episode, what he is slowly developing to a dramatic rock soundtrack is a sort of standalone side-film, still set in the faraway galaxy of Star Wars but no longer following the C-3PO story arc. His yet-untitled "Jedi epic" would instead continue separately in Lucas's themes of ripping off Kurasawa, loosely taking the plot of Seven Samurai and adding in some lightsabers.

Of course, before that happens, we'll first get to see another of Snyder's takes on nerdy, sacrosanct, alien-heavy material with Man of Steel. If deemed necessary, there still may be time to stop him. Possibly with the distraction of handing him that Doctor Who movie, too.

UPDATE: A rep for Snyder has already denied the story.

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