Back in November, we reported that Zack Snyder wouldn’t be directing Star Wars: Episode VII. This remains true, but Vulture is now reporting the surprising news that Snyder will be involved in the upcoming Star Wars universe with a spin-off feature. As we previously reported, screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg were working on scripts that could be part of the upcoming sequel trilogy or they could be spin-off features. Episode VII is due out in 2015, and Disney CEO Bob Iger has said he wants a new Star Wars movie ever 2-3 years.
Hit the jump for more on Zack Snyder’s upcoming Star Wars film. [Update: Snyder's reps have released a statement denying this story. Read the statement after the jump]