Contrary to what he earlier told the LA Times, Zack Snyder has now let it slip in a Vulture.com interview that he is currently developing a Star Wars project, but one that is not part of the new trilogy announced by new Lucasfilm owners, Disney.
According to rumors, Snyder’s untitled Star Wars project will be a Jedi epic that borrows from Akira Kurosawa’s 1950s classic Seven Samurai, which deals with a bandit-infested farm town in 16th century Japan that hires a ragtag group of ronin (master-less samurai) in order to defend their harvest from marauders. An insider notes that Snyder’s project will not be a “numbered” installment in the franchise, and will just be a stand alone installment set sometime after the events of Episode VI.
The statements provided by Disney CEO Bob Iger supports the rumors, as he has already stated that the studio plans to release a new Star Wars film every two to three years – the Vulture’s article posits that Snyder’s project would begin production after the planned 2015 release of Ep. VII.