Edwards to direct Star Wars spin-off
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.