Fear not, Godzilla fans, we are not losing Gareth Edwards to Star Wars. The now even busier director will be pulling double duty.
Despite today's announcement that Edwards has signed on to direct the first solo Star Wars spinoff film, set to be released in December 2016, Legendary head Thomas Tull has wasted no time in coming out with a statement that reassures Godzilla fans they will not be abandoned. This, via Shock Till You Drop:
Gareth's filmmaking talent makes him one of his generation's most creative and visionary directors," said Tull. "The plan has always been for Gareth to direct a different film before we started on another Godzilla, but who knew it would a Star Wars installment? We have a great plan in store for Godzilla fans and I am looking forward to seeing Gareth's imprint on the Star Wars universe.
Well, I for one am happy to hear it. I loved the hell out of Edwards' Godzilla.