STAR WARS Spinoff Collaborators Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta Meet Their New Boss, Darth Vader

     May 28, 2014

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While many figured that Godzilla director Gareth Edwards’ next film would be a Godzilla sequel given the monster pic’s success at the box office a few weeks ago, we were taken aback last week when it was announced that he will instead be directing the first Star Wars spinoff film.  We still don’t know anything about the nature of the spinoff, but Lucasfilm also announced that The Book of Eli and After Earth screenwriter Gary Whitta will be penning the screenplay.  As a December 16, 2016 release date is already set for the untitled pic, Edwards and Whitta are getting to work straight away, and the latter recently shared an image on Twitter of the two standing in front of their “new boss”, Lord Vader.  The photo reveals nothing about the film, but it’s clear that both are eager to dive deep into the Star Wars universe.

Hit the jump to take a look at the image in full.  Before the spinoff hits theaters, Lucasfilm and Disney will release Star Wars: Episode VII on December 18, 2015.

 

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