Up until the last few years, director Gareth Edwards was only known for helming the excellent sci-fi film Monsters.
Now, he’s the director of WB’s successful Godzilla reboot and soon Disney’s first Star Wars spinoff film, which is set for a December 2016 release.
Edwards has officially been chosen to direct the first of many spinoff films, with writer Gary Whitta.
The official press release below:
“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 & honored to go on this mission with Lucasfilm,” said Edwards.
“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,” Whitta added.
Also, WB and Legendary are moving forward on a Godzilla sequel, which should be coming down the pipeline sometime over the next two to three years.