In addition to the new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney have announced multiple stand-alone films will be released in the Star Wars universe.
Josh Trank To Direct Stand-alone Star Wars Film
“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 of Episodes I through IX.”
Josh Trank said, “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.”
Gareth Edwards To Direct Stand-alone Star Wars Film With A Screenplay By Gary Whitta
“Ever since I saw Star Wars I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life — join the Rebel Alliance! I could not be more excited and honored to go on this mission with Lucasfilm,” said Gareth Edwards.
Gary Whitta said, “From the moment I first saw the original movie as a wide-eyed kid, Star Wars has been the single most profound inspiration to my imagination and to my career as a writer. It is deeply special to me,so to be given the opportunity to contribute to its ongoing legacy, especially in collaboration with a film-maker as talented as Gareth, is literally a dream come true. I’m still pinching myself.”
There is no official word on which characters these two stand-alone films will be based on, but I can only hope that at least one of them is a Boba Fett movie.
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