Wednesday, 4 June 2014

We all knew that when Disney acquired the rights to Star Wars, they were never just going to make a trilogy, so the news of spin-off films between the trilogy came as no surprise to anyone. A few weeks ago news of who would direct the first spin-off surfaced with Godzilla director, Gareth Edwards, getting the gig. New news has broken that Chronicle director, Josh Trank, has signed up to direct the second spin-off. 

"We're thrilled to welcome Josh into the family," says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. "He is such an incredible talent and has a great imagination and sense of innovation. That makes him perfectly suited to Star Wars, and for this new slate of movies that reach beyond the core characters and storylines to Episodes I through IX".  While we still don't know what the spin-offs will centre on many have speculated that they could be about a young Hans Solo or fan favourite, Boba Fett. The director has this to say, "The magic of the Star Wars Universe defined my entire childhood. The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time." Disney seem to making the smart move of brining on talent who have a real love of the original trilogy with Trank joining Gareth Edwards and J.J. Abrams. Trank first came to people's attention with Chronicle and is currently working on Fox's reboot of the Fantastic Four.

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