Friday 23 May 2014

Godzilla director to helm first Star Wars spin-off

Gareth Edwards, director of the blockbusting Godzilla reboot, is to helm the first Star Wars spin-off following JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII in December 2015.

In a statement, Edwards said: "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 honoured to go on this mission."

Edwards is set to direct Godzilla 2 and 3. However, the first sequel does not have a script, freeing the director for Star Wars.

The unnamed Star Wars spin-off is being written by Gary Whitta (Book of Eli) and is scheduled for release in December 2016.

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