Star Wars Stand-Alone Movie Announced!
By Drax Largo on May 23rd, 2014
In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney have begun development on multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) will direct the first stand-alone film, with a screenplay by Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli).
“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.
Whitta states, “From the moment I first saw the original movie as a wide-eyed kid, Star Wars has been the single most profound inspiration to my imagination and to my career as a writer. It is deeply special to me,so to be given the opportunity to contribute to its ongoing legacy, especially in collaboration with a filmmaker as talented as Gareth, is literally a dream come true. I’m still pinching myself.”
Story details are anemic at the moment; there’s zero word on whether or not existing characters or brand new faces will star in this one-shot.
At present, the untitled film is set for release December 16, 2016.