UPDATED: Godzilla Director to Helm Star Wars Spin-Off
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.22.2014
Disney confirms it...
UPDATE: Disney has confirmed that Edwards will direct the first stand-alone film, with Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) writing the screenplay. The statement notes that the spin-offs will "offer new stories beyond the core Saga" but offer no plot details.
The first film will release on December 16, 2016.
ORIGINAL: Having shown his ability to handle box office blockbusters, Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) is attached to direct one of the upcoming Star Wars spin-offs. THR reports that Edwards will take on one of the films, described as origin stories, though precisely which isn't yet known. Larry Kasdan and Simon Kinberg have been writing the scripts for the films.
The spin-offs are rumored to air in-between the three "Saga" films, meaning the first would likely come out in 2016.