Every time I write one of these posts I feel like I’m announcing the name of another kid who won a golden ticket to tour Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.
We’ve known for a week or so that Godzilla director, Gareth Edwards would be one of the directors, but now Disney is announcing that Chronicle/ Fantastic Four director, Josh Trank will also be directing one of the films. Here’s the press announcement.
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.