Ed­wards to di­rect Star Wars spin-off

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS -

Af­ter much chat­ter, it has been con­firmed that Gareth Ed­wards, di­rec­tor of the cur­rent Godzilla re­boot, will be at the helm of the first Star Wars spin-off movie. “Ever since I saw Star Wars I knew ex­actly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life – join the Rebel Al­liance!” Mr Ed­wards com­mented. “I could not be more ex­cited and hon­oured to go on this mis­sion with Lu­cas­film.”

Walt Dis­ney, which now con­trols Lu­cas­film, had al­ready an­nounced that it would com­mis­sion a se­ries of “ori­gins” movies to be re­leased be­tween the main Star Wars epics. Char­ac­ters ex­pected to get the spin-off treat­ment in­clude Han Solo, Yoda and the puz­zlingly fan-favoured Boba Fett. He’s some sort of bounty hunter or some­thing.

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