The director of Chronicle and The Fantastic Four will direct an as-yet unspecified Star Wars standalone movie, joining the recently announced Gareth Edwards.
“The magic of the Star Wars Universe defined my entire childhood,” Trank said. “The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome Josh into the family,” said 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.”
So, let the rumour mill kick into gear. Which film will be Trank’s? Coul it be a found-footage prequel story of Yoda discovering his powers and using them to shoplift before ultimately deciding to be a force for good? Or is that too much to ask for?
Star Wars: Episode VII is due in cinemas 18 December 2015. You can buy Star Wars: The Complete Saga for £57.99 on Blu-ray from Amazon.co.uk.