Chronicle’s Josh Trank to direct second Star Wars standalone film

josh-trankStarWars.com has annouced that Josh Trank will direct the second Star Wars standalone film. Chronicle, his directoral debut, netted him The Fantastic Four remake that he’s helming currently.

His Star Wars film is expected after Episode VIII, in 2018… Assuming they’re still planning on using the schedule of an Episode every other year. A rumor floating around pegs the 2018 spin-off as “Solo,” but Kathleen Kennedy maintains that the new movies “reach beyond the core characters and storylines of Episodes I through IX.”

In a statement, Trank said “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.”

Unlike the first standalone, they’re not announcing the writer, which makes me think this could be one of the films we already knew are slated to be written by Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg.

Interesting, Trank directed a fan film in 2007:

4 thoughts on “Chronicle’s Josh Trank to direct second Star Wars standalone film

    1. Dunc Post author

      Could be. But either way, he’s the second spinoff director they’ve announced, and even with Hollywood being Hollywood, scheduling a 2018 or 2020 release is still quite a ways out.

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  1. Aaron

    >> Kathleen Kennedy maintains that the new movies “reach beyond the core characters and storylines of Episodes I through IX.”

    Makes one wonder – again – what that might mean. Technically any movie not dealing with the core Skywalker family would “reach beyond”, including a Solo prequel, a Fett whatever, and a Red Five who-knows. Well, actually any movie not literally stealing scenes from the episodes would do that.
    Still… It would be kind of nice to have them make spin-offs about stuff we haven’t actually seen. I could so do without more Boba Fett, and I really don’t need a Solo movie. A Max Rebo film on the other hand… Hmm… :-)

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