Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta Onboard For Star Wars Stand-Alone Films

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With the announcement of Disney taking on Star Wars the rumors about a spinoff series has been circling around and announced at Disney stockholder’s meetings. Today, we get confirmation on who is going to be writing and directing the new films. It has been revealed that Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta will be tackling the spinoff films.

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 will direct the first stand-alone film, with a screenplay by Gary Whitta. The film is due out December 16, 2016.

“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 film-maker as talented as Gareth, is literally a dream come true. I’m still pinching myself.”

So the first of the multiple standalone films will be released on December 16th, 2016, one year after the release of Episode VII. It will be awesome to see the Star Wars universe take on different sagas and to explore more of the vast universe that we all know and love.

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