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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: