Josh Trank to Direct a Star Wars Stand-Alone Film

Josh Trank on the set of Chronicle (2012) Movie Image

Not all that long ago, Lucasfilm made a pretty huge announcement: “Godzilla’s” Gareth Edwards is directing one of their “Star Wars” stand-alone films. Notice the plural in “films.” So how many films will there be? Now we know it’s at least two.

Lucasfilm has now announced that “Chronicle” director Josh Trank will direct another one of those stand-alone movies.

As with the unknown/untitled stand-alone entry from Edwards, the one from Trank will also “offer new stories beyond the core Saga.” Which essentially means it’ll flesh out some characters, but won’t necessarily have a huge impact on J.J. Abrams’ upcoming new trilogy.

Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy essentially confirms the above in her statement:

We’re thrilled to welcome Josh into the family. 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 is coming off his breakthrough film “Chronicle,” which he parlayed it into a gig on Fox’s “Fantastic Four” reboot that’s currently in production.

No word on which characters he’ll tackle in the stand-alone movie, but similar to Gareth Edwards’, I’m thinking it’ll be someone famous, and familiar.

One of them’s gotta be Boba Fett, right? Right? Anything to wash away the taste of this. (Maybe it turns out Boba Fett crawled out of that pit! Yeah, that’s the ticket…)