Josh Trank to direct second Star Wars spin-off film

News Simon Brew 4 Jun 2014 - 17:09
Josh Trank

Fantastic Four and Chronicle director Josh Trank is to direct the second Star Wars spin-off movie...

Disney and Lucasfilm is wasting no time in expanding its plans for the Star Wars cinematic universe, as it's confirmed a director for another spin-off film.

We already know that JJ Abrams is currently directing Star Wars: Episode VII. Then it's been announced that Gareth Edwards, off the back of Godzilla, is to direct the first full spin-off, due in December 2016.

Lucasfilm has now announced another though, with the news that Josh Trank is to direct a standalone Star Wars movie as well. Trank is currently working on Fox's Fantastic Four reboot movie, having come to prominence with the excellent Chronicle. We're guessing this news rules him out of directing the already-announced Fantastic Four 2.

In a statement from Lucasfilm, its president, Kathleen Kennedy, said that "we're thrilled to welcome Josh into the family. 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".

Which film he's making and when it's arriving are unconfirmed as of yet.

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