Following the amazing success of Gareth Edwards’s Godzilla at both the domestic and international box office, Lucas film announced today that the director will film the first stand-alone Star Wars spinoff, due in theaters on December 16, 2016.
In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, the statement from the studio said, Lucas film and Disney have begun development on “multiple stand-alone movies” that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga.
It’s not yet clear what the story, or who the lead, of Edwards’s film will be, although rumors have been persistent that Yoda, Boba Fett or Han Solo could have their own spinoff films.
“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 honored to go on this mission with Lucasfilm,” said Edwards.
Disney CEO Bob Igar explained that they have at least three spin offs planned for the Star Wars series. Each one could debut between the regular film installments. This is quite the get for Edwards, who's also attached to the recently announced Godzilla sequel.
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