‘Star Wars’ Celebration Confirms Standalone Directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank to Appear
Star Wars Celebration is going to be kind of a big deal for fans of the epic franchise. In addition to directors, stars, producers and various behind the scenes talent from the very first film up to now, there will be panels, interactive events and…a screening of Revenge of the Sith in 3D, if you’re into that. Lucasfilm just made two pretty important additions to the lineup today, confirming Star Wars standalone film directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank — which means we could learn more about these two mysterious projects pretty soon.
The official Star Wars website announced the addition of Edwards and Trank today with the following release:
Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart and Pablo Hidalgo will be joined by directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank, who will share their experiences as the newest members of the Lucasfilm creative family. Learn how the teams came together and are collaborating to conceive and create the upcoming stand-alone films in the galaxy far, far away.
This is the first official confirmation of Josh Trank as the director of the second Star Wars standalone film. Previously, Disney had only confirmed Gareth Edwards, more recently officially announcing the title of his film as Star Wars: Rogue One. We’d heard rumors recently that Trank might not be attached to the second film after all, but this announcement puts those rumors to rest.
For as little as we know about Edwards’ project, we know even less about Trank’s plans, but Celebration attendees might be learning some interesting details very soon. Star Wars Celebration will take place April 16 through the 19 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18, followed by Star Wars: Rogue One on December 16, 2016.