A new Star Wars film every year is the current plan from Disney and Lucasfilm. But they can’t do that with the trilogy saga films alone. Multiple stand-alone films are in development and the first one just got a Director.
Josh Trank has captured imaginations with his innovative directorial debut Chronicle, a fresh take on the superhero genre. Trank is currently at work on The Fantastic Four for 20th Century Fox. He will helm that first film which is scheduled for December 2016.
“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.”