When it rains, it pours. Along with the main trilogy, a standalone film to be directed by Gareth Edwards, now comes the announcement that a second standalone Star Wars film is also in the works – and it will be directed by Chronicle and current Fantastic Four helmer Josh Trank.
"We're thrilled to welcome Josh into the family," says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. "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."
Trank states, "The magic of the Star Wars Universe defined my entire childhood. The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time."