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Chronicle director Josh Trank to helm stand-alone Star Wars movie!

06.04.2014

Word on the street is that the release schedule of Star Wars films over the next several years basically equated to one Star Wars film per year.  Of course, we have STAR WARS: EPISODE VII coming December 18, 2015, followed by a stand-alone film before EPISODE VIII is released, and then followed by another stand-alone film.  Well, with new Star Wars films comes director announcements, and know we have a third name to add alongside J.J. Abrams and Gareth Edwards.

Direct from the official Star Wars Twitter account:

Josh Trank made a hell of a feature-film directorial debut with CHRONICLE, which no doubt led him directly to the FANTASTIC FOUR reboot currently in production. I'd say having him attached to a FANTASTIC FOUR sequel (which was rumored) is probably a no-go at this time, now that he will helm his own Star Wars film. Given the recent announcement that Gareth Edwards would be directing a spin-off set for a December 16, 2016 release date, I think it's safe to assume Trank's Star Wars flick will hit sometime in 2018 (after the 2017 release of EPISODE VIII). 

If this leaked release schedule is any indication, that would mean that Gareth Edwards would helm a Boba Fett movie, while Trank tackles a Han Solo flick.  Perhaps given his penchant for coming-of-age tales, that makes sense, as they're likely to focus on Han in his far younger days (no disrespect, Ford).  Before all this hoopla started about Star Wars films, back when Disney first purchased Lucasfilm, I was worried about over-saturation.  I still am, to a degree.  I'd also be lying if I said that each and every announcement didn't have me excited.  It's a good time to be a Star Wars fan.

The first in this re-emergence of Star Wars films, EPISODE VII, will hit theaters December 18, 2015.

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Source: Starwars.com

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1:11AM on 06/05/2014

Trank's for the memories...

Seriously tho, thank you. This is a good thing.
Seriously tho, thank you. This is a good thing.
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11:17PM on 06/04/2014
The second I saw this headline I knew soloist had made a really unfunny unclever joke about casting a black actor as one of the white ones. And...IM RIGHT!!
And who says this is out of the box casting? I like it, but it's really obvious casting. Maybe that was said ironically.
The second I saw this headline I knew soloist had made a really unfunny unclever joke about casting a black actor as one of the white ones. And...IM RIGHT!!
And who says this is out of the box casting? I like it, but it's really obvious casting. Maybe that was said ironically.
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10:38PM on 06/04/2014

It's nice to see studios think outside the box

For too long have fans demanded high profile directors to get every adaptation project their heart's desire. It's nice a relief to see studios take chances with directors with smaller filmographies despite it primarily being from a financial perspective. It worked with Captain America: TWS, Nolan's first two Batman movies, and I'm sure we'll see great things from Dr. Strange.
For too long have fans demanded high profile directors to get every adaptation project their heart's desire. It's nice a relief to see studios take chances with directors with smaller filmographies despite it primarily being from a financial perspective. It worked with Captain America: TWS, Nolan's first two Batman movies, and I'm sure we'll see great things from Dr. Strange.
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9:45PM on 06/04/2014
I know Neill Blomkamp has said he's not interested in making a Star Wars film, but I do think he should reconsider.
I know Neill Blomkamp has said he's not interested in making a Star Wars film, but I do think he should reconsider.
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2:03AM on 06/05/2014
I can understand him not wanting to touch the Skywalker saga but he would make an awesome spin-off if he could have a good amount of creative control.
I can understand him not wanting to touch the Skywalker saga but he would make an awesome spin-off if he could have a good amount of creative control.
2:23AM on 06/05/2014
I hope so. I'd love to see him do a droids-centric film, maybe about an inventor and designer of droids who is forced to go on the run as he's hunted by remnant Imperial forces.
I hope so. I'd love to see him do a droids-centric film, maybe about an inventor and designer of droids who is forced to go on the run as he's hunted by remnant Imperial forces.
6:11PM on 06/04/2014
Seeing as chronicle was basically the story from episode 3 retold in a modern high school, this does not surprise me. Anyway, hard to know if it will be any good until we know the subject matter of the film.
Seeing as chronicle was basically the story from episode 3 retold in a modern high school, this does not surprise me. Anyway, hard to know if it will be any good until we know the subject matter of the film.
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6:09PM on 06/04/2014
WHAT IS THIS? An At-At for Ants?
WHAT IS THIS? An At-At for Ants?
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5:23PM on 06/04/2014
Cool that studios are realizing that you can film genres like this and mutants and superheroes like they were big-budget tv series. Without years in between them. The lady that produces Xmen was talking about how it was something they have been wanting to do for ages, but the studios held them back. Big stories and universes unfolding in episodes, not crammed into two short hours.
Cool that studios are realizing that you can film genres like this and mutants and superheroes like they were big-budget tv series. Without years in between them. The lady that produces Xmen was talking about how it was something they have been wanting to do for ages, but the studios held them back. Big stories and universes unfolding in episodes, not crammed into two short hours.
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3:44PM on 06/04/2014
Sorry but Chronicle was very meh
Sorry but Chronicle was very meh
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2:56PM on 06/04/2014

I'm seeing a trend here

It's like all you have to do to direct a big budget franchise is make one popular indie film and then you're hired. I know chronicle wasn't one but with the hiring of directors for metal gear and doctor strange I'm seeing a pattern.
As far as having this guy for a Star Wars film, I'm a bit iffy. Chronicle wasn't that bad but fantastic four doesnt have me jumping for joy
It's like all you have to do to direct a big budget franchise is make one popular indie film and then you're hired. I know chronicle wasn't one but with the hiring of directors for metal gear and doctor strange I'm seeing a pattern.
As far as having this guy for a Star Wars film, I'm a bit iffy. Chronicle wasn't that bad but fantastic four doesnt have me jumping for joy
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2:37PM on 06/04/2014
I didn't care much for Chronicle, and his Fantastic Four looks like ass. I'm not excited about this one bit. But we all knew once Disney bought Star Wars this would happen.
I didn't care much for Chronicle, and his Fantastic Four looks like ass. I'm not excited about this one bit. But we all knew once Disney bought Star Wars this would happen.
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3:28PM on 06/04/2014
Where can I see the new Fanatastic Four?
Where can I see the new Fanatastic Four?
4:08PM on 06/04/2014
Yeah, how does FF look so bad when we have yet to see a frame?
Yeah, how does FF look so bad when we have yet to see a frame?
1:33PM on 06/04/2014
The guy has done features for Fox, given the heat with Disney/ Marvel, and the fan Ire over the unnecessary changes with his Fantastic Four Fan Film, I really doubt they would give him a stand alone. I understand Gareth Edwards, but this guy?
The guy has done features for Fox, given the heat with Disney/ Marvel, and the fan Ire over the unnecessary changes with his Fantastic Four Fan Film, I really doubt they would give him a stand alone. I understand Gareth Edwards, but this guy?
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1:20PM on 06/04/2014

I can dig it.

So where is Duncan Jones in all this?
So where is Duncan Jones in all this?
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1:15PM on 06/04/2014
I seriously don't get the love for Chronicle.
I seriously don't get the love for Chronicle.
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1:14PM on 06/04/2014
That's wild. I just watched Chronicle for the first time a couple of days ago. I thought it was a great debut (could have dealt without it being found footage, but whatever). Looks like Disney is snatching up all of the up and coming directors.
That's wild. I just watched Chronicle for the first time a couple of days ago. I thought it was a great debut (could have dealt without it being found footage, but whatever). Looks like Disney is snatching up all of the up and coming directors.
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1:07PM on 06/04/2014
Am I the only one who did't like Chronicle?
Am I the only one who did't like Chronicle?
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1:59PM on 06/04/2014
I despise the movie.
I despise the movie.
1:04PM on 06/04/2014

As Niklsun noted, Josh Trank's only done one film

but CHRONICLE was a hell of a debut. I'll have to see how the FANTASTIC FOUR reboot fares before making a final judgement call on this, but I like this news so far.
but CHRONICLE was a hell of a debut. I'll have to see how the FANTASTIC FOUR reboot fares before making a final judgement call on this, but I like this news so far.
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12:55PM on 06/04/2014

GREAT NEWS

He has only done 1 feature film with Chronicle but that was one hell of a film! I have no doubt that he will do an awesome job with Star Wars. And with it likely being a Dec 2018 release, there's no reason why he couldn't direct FF2 for July 2017 and move directly into Star Wars prep for a Dec 2018 release.
He has only done 1 feature film with Chronicle but that was one hell of a film! I have no doubt that he will do an awesome job with Star Wars. And with it likely being a Dec 2018 release, there's no reason why he couldn't direct FF2 for July 2017 and move directly into Star Wars prep for a Dec 2018 release.
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12:54PM on 06/04/2014
I bet he'll cast Michael B Jordan as a young Han Solo.
I bet he'll cast Michael B Jordan as a young Han Solo.
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9:34PM on 06/04/2014
Hahahaha nice! Seriously tho, don't give him any ideas.
Hahahaha nice! Seriously tho, don't give him any ideas.
12:54PM on 06/04/2014
Chronicle and Godzilla were both great. (Okay, Chronicle was a better film, but Godzilla had some sick action.) I think these are two terrific choices. Can't wait for an official announcement on which solo films they're each directing.
Chronicle and Godzilla were both great. (Okay, Chronicle was a better film, but Godzilla had some sick action.) I think these are two terrific choices. Can't wait for an official announcement on which solo films they're each directing.
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12:53PM on 06/04/2014

Well.......idk what to think.

Is Disney just hiring people at a discount and telling them what to make? Or will they let these directors form they're own story? I really don't know what to think, obviously Disney wants to make as much money as possible but at the same time are these people just hired guns-(except for JJ)-Josh has only accomplished one movie while looking to be dealing havoc on the second movie.
Is Disney just hiring people at a discount and telling them what to make? Or will they let these directors form they're own story? I really don't know what to think, obviously Disney wants to make as much money as possible but at the same time are these people just hired guns-(except for JJ)-Josh has only accomplished one movie while looking to be dealing havoc on the second movie.
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12:42PM on 06/04/2014

What's with all these hack frauds getting the spinoff jobs?

Seriously,
Seriously,
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12:53PM on 06/04/2014
Hack? really??? Did you see Chronicle? this guy knows characters, he knows story and action! LucasFilm is making very smart decisions with its directors
Hack? really??? Did you see Chronicle? this guy knows characters, he knows story and action! LucasFilm is making very smart decisions with its directors
1:36PM on 06/04/2014
Eh, Chronicle wasn't all that. It was okay, but you tell me given his dismissive comments about adopting comic medias first family, that you believe Disney Lucasfilm would let him play with prequel stuff?
Eh, Chronicle wasn't all that. It was okay, but you tell me given his dismissive comments about adopting comic medias first family, that you believe Disney Lucasfilm would let him play with prequel stuff?
2:01PM on 06/04/2014
Chronicle was a shitty movie and forgettable.
Chronicle was a shitty movie and forgettable.
3:10PM on 06/04/2014
This guy knows characters? How about Johnny Storm? How about making a grounded realistic Fantastic Four that isn't Fantastic? I have no reason to be aflutter about Trank getting Star Wars. Trank is not the one who is going to put people in the seats to see Star wars. It will be fan boys going to see a Star Wars film. It wills ell because it is Star Wars. This will be the only thing that saves or sinks Trank's career. It is a big gamble with Fantastic Four set to flop like lead. Star
This guy knows characters? How about Johnny Storm? How about making a grounded realistic Fantastic Four that isn't Fantastic? I have no reason to be aflutter about Trank getting Star Wars. Trank is not the one who is going to put people in the seats to see Star wars. It will be fan boys going to see a Star Wars film. It wills ell because it is Star Wars. This will be the only thing that saves or sinks Trank's career. It is a big gamble with Fantastic Four set to flop like lead. Star Wars will make box office. But if it is not critically received well, Trank will be finished.
5:07PM on 06/04/2014
You have to understand that Bojac is raging at the world from the pain of watching handsome Oberyn's face being popped like a cockroach...
You have to understand that Bojac is raging at the world from the pain of watching handsome Oberyn's face being popped like a cockroach...
6:03PM on 06/04/2014
^ How the fuck did you know this? Do you know me irl? Or have I made my attraction to Pedro Pascal known on here and just forgotten it?
^ How the fuck did you know this? Do you know me irl? Or have I made my attraction to Pedro Pascal known on here and just forgotten it?
6:52PM on 06/04/2014
Dont worry, you made a joke about handsome Oberyn replying to a comment I made. I think in the article about which June films to get exited about. Anyway I suggest you give Trank a chance.
Dont worry, you made a joke about handsome Oberyn replying to a comment I made. I think in the article about which June films to get exited about. Anyway I suggest you give Trank a chance.
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