Matthew Vaughn accidently confirmed as Star Wars director?

Ben Arnold
Yahoo UK Movies News

Jason Flemyng may have accidentally confirmed that Matthew Vaughn is directing the new 'Star Wars' sequel.

Watch the embarrassing footage below (good stuff is about a minute in)...

The 'X-Men' and 'Lock Stock' actor was being interviewed at the UK premiere of his new film 'Seven Psychopaths' by British movie site HeyUGuys when he was asked what he thought about the 'Kick-Ass' director's potential next job.

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“Me and Matt have done nine films together,” he said. “So I'm sure I'll get the call for 'Star Wars'.”

Then when asked whether Vaughn is interested in directing the film, Flemyng begins to fumble as if he's perhaps already revealed too much information.

“Errrr, yeah, he's interested, yeah.... bar the deal,” he added.

Vaughn has been rumoured as a possible helmsman for episode seven of the series since the Disney/Lucasfilm deal was announced.

The British director, who is married to supermodel Claudia Schiffer, made his name with the Daniel Craig-fronted gangster film 'Layer Cake' in 2004, and then fantasy romance 'Stardust' in 2007.

He also produced Guy Ritchie flicks 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' and 'Snatch'.

But it was 'Kick-Ass' in 2010, which he wrote with Jonathan Ross's screenwriter wife Jane Goldman, that caused the biggest stir, after which he was picked to helm 'X-Men: First Class' in 2011.

The possibility of Vaughn making 'Star Wars VII' has also been made more likely with a string of other likely names having recently ruled themselves out, including Brad Bird and Colin Trevorrow.

The film is being written by 'Toy Story 3' scribe Michael Arndt, while it's rumoured that 'Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi' writer Lawrence Kasdan is also on board for the following two movies in the new trilogy.