Godzilla Director Gareth Edwards To Helm The First Star Wars Spin-Off Film

May 23, 2014 12:30 AM

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J.J. Abrams is currently hard at work on resurrecting the Star Wars franchise, having just recently started working on Star Wars: Episode VII, but he is now no longer the only director working to bring the legendary sci-fi franchise back to the big screen. Gareth Edwards, who experienced monster box office success last weekend with the release of the new Godzilla reboot, has become the first filmmaker hired to helm one of the Disney and Lucasfilm's planned Star Wars spin-off movies.

Sadly, there isn't too much information available about the project. While screenwriters Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan have been working on two of three Star Wars spin-off movies that have been in the works since Disney first acquired LucasFilm in 2012, the trade says that Edwards will be workin...

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