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Star Wars Gets Josh Trank for Stand-Alone Film

Another Director for Star Wars

By Robert T. Trate     June 04, 2014
Source: Lucasfilm Ltd.


Will the son of Jango get his own film?
© Lucasfilm Ltd./ Disney

We have another director for the ever growing Star Wars Saga. Lucasfilm and Disney have released the news that director of Chronicle and the upcoming Fantastic Four, Josh Tank, will join the ranks of George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Richard Marquand, JJ Abrams, and Gareth Edwards. Check out the official press release from Lucasfilm below. 

Press Release: In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney continue development of multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. The newest director to come on board is Josh Trank.

"We’re thrilled to welcome Josh into the family," says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. "He is such an incredible talent and has a great imagination and sense of innovation. That makes him perfectly suited to Star Wars, and for this new slate of movies that reach beyond the core characters and storylines of Episodes I through IX.”

Trank states, "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."

Trank captured imaginations worldwide with his critically lauded directorial debut Chronicle, a fresh and engaging take on the superhero genre. Trank is currently at work on The Fantastic Four for 20th Century Fox.

An official date for the film has not yet been release. More than likely it will come between Episode VIII and Episode IX. The other question is, who will this Stand-Alone film feature?

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Eldogg42 6/4/2014 9:37:26 AM

Let me guess, he's gonna recast Han Solo as a young black man.  Maybe throw in Micheal B. Jordan.  I never saw Chronicle, so I don't know if he is any good, but I can't stand his casting choices.  Don't throw an actor in a roll, just because you worked with him before.

RobertTrate 6/4/2014 9:56:19 AM

 Director's have been doing that since the beginning. Spielberg had Dryfus, Lucas had Ford, Hitchock had Grant and Stewart. 

xpaladinx45 6/4/2014 10:09:35 AM

Look at Chris Nolan....his whole cast seems to follow him around

Sanity 6/4/2014 10:24:46 AM

 Yeah I have no problem with directors and actors working together.  And I really liked Chronicle.  I'd actually rather see a sequel to Chronicle first.

Eldogg42 6/4/2014 11:03:47 AM

Yeah, I have no problem with directors using actors they have worked with before.  It makes sense, they know what they can do and all.  I have a problem with throwing actors to roles, that just don't fit.  His whole cast is wrong for the FF reboot.

monkeyfoot 6/4/2014 11:11:01 AM

Can he work on a movie Marvel doesn't like at all (Fantastic Four) and also work for Lucasfilm on Star Wars? They are both owned by Mickey the Mouse. Is one half mad and the other happy?

ElBaz13 6/4/2014 11:11:40 AM

I sense something here. Is this another Marvel/Disney vs Foc thing going on here?

If any of you have been following the whole Marvel vs Fox thing on Bleeding Cool, here is the lowdown. No promo or toy tie in for X-men DoFP. Marvel are cancelling all FF titles and artists were told not to use the FF in promo material. The FF characters will still be in the Marvel U but as guests in other titles. The latest Marvel 7th anniverary cover does not have any of the X-men or FF.

Coincidence? Now this. They lure the director who can potentially bow out of FF at the last minute (rights go back to Marvel!) to do a Star Wars movie (owned by Disney)

 

 

Eldogg42 6/4/2014 12:42:25 PM

Elbaz, I pray thats the scenero thats going to happen.  I also read that article about the toy line and cancelling FF comics.  Marvel knows there is nothng they can do with X-Men, but they can still work on getting back the FF.

ElBaz13 6/4/2014 12:51:17 PM

It's dirty play but I like it.

I think Marvel/Disney are pissed on how Fox is handling this FF movie.

rogue188 6/4/2014 4:39:19 PM

 Yeah but there are still a hella amount of X comics. Your theory has holes.

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