In the last couple of week, a few little bits have dropped regarding the first of the new Star Wars ‘spin-off’ movies, which will fill the gaps between Star Wars VII, VIII and IX releases.
The latest news is Josh Trank, director of the 2015’s Fantastic Four reboot (starring Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan) and Chronicle is to helm the 2nd of the spin offs. Last month it was announced that Godzilla and Monsters director Gareth Edwards would be directing the 1st spin off movie.
Still no news on what exactly the spin off’ will focus on, but I’d be amazed if one of the earlier ones isn’t a a Boba Fett movie, although the other 2 rumoured possibilities are a Han Solo movie, or a Yoda movie.
What most people seem to have glossed over though is that the 1st spin off is being written by the legend that is Gary Whitta… ‘Who?’ you may ask… Whitta is a former editor-in-chief of both PC Gamer US and UK, as well as screenwriter of The Book of Eli, and the writer of the truly brilliant The Walking Dead: The Game.
I’ve been a fan of Whitta’s work since his PC Gamer days, plus I loved Edwards’s Monsters (not yet got to Godzilla), so I’m really interested to see what the pair come up with.