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More Star Wars spinoffs are inevitable. And everyone in the universe, from Han to Chewie to Lando to Leia, could all have one. Gareth Edwards is working on Rogue One, which in 2016 will tell the story of how rebels stole the plans for the Death Star, ultimately leading to the events of A New Hope.
The one character who we expected would receive a spinoff, but maybe is the only character that shouldn’t get one, is Boba Fett, the mysterious, iconic, helmeted bounty hunter from the original trilogy. Of course, there’s a rich, potential history of bounty hunters throughout the galaxy far, far away, and it only stands to reason that Boba Fett would be the perfect vessel to explore him. But when you take off that helmet and he becomes yet another character, do we lose that luster?
Whatever the case, The Wrap confirmed late Monday that »
- Brian Welk
Josh Trank (Fantastic Four, Chronicle) was recently attached to direct a "Star Wars" spin-off, but was fired after producers from his other movies had a bunch of negative things to say about his behavior on set. While Disney has yet to replace him, The Wrap is reporting that the film will focus on the origin story of Boba Fett, a Mandalorian warrior who was trained by his father-figure Jango Fett and became a notorious bounty hunter throughout the galaxy. His travels led him to work for the Empire, collaborate with Darth Vader and take assignments from figures such as Jabba the Hutt, for whom he once captured Han Solo. The spin-off will hit theaters in 2018. But Disney is also currently working on a different spin-off, called "Star Wars: Rogue One," which will be directed by Gareth Edwards and follow a group of resistance fighters who unite for a daring »
The character, who first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, and then in the prequels that followed, is widely loved amongst the Star Wars fan base, and if The Wrap is to be believed, the anthology film, to be released in 2018, will be based around him and a group of bounty hunters.
He had this to say on his departure:
“After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. »
- Paul Heath
We already know that the first standalone Star Wars Anthology movie, which goes by the name of Rogue One, will be arriving in cinemas at the end of 2016. Godzilla's Gareth Edwards is directing, and Felicity Jones has signed up to star.
At the end of last week, we learned too of a change of personnel with regards the second Star Wars Anthology film, that's due in cinemas in 2018. Chronicle and Fantastic Four's Josh Trank had been due to direct that one, but he departed the projected, and the search is on for a new director.
Note: The above image is fan art and not official art from the upcoming untitled movie It's been rumored for quite awhile now, but today -- on Star Wars Day, of all days -- we bring word that the second standalone Star Wars movie due out in 2018 will be a Boba Fett origin story. The Wrap broke the news only hours after that film's initial director, Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four) departed the project to pursue other ideas. So while the film awaits a new director, we can start speculating as to what kind of origin story this actually is. Here's video of Boba Fett's initial 1978 screentest -- his real origin story. That's because we've already seen stuff with Boba Fett as a kid, adopted by his father Jango Fett -- who has a much...
- Erik Davis
Happy Star Wars Day everyone! After new images and details from Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted online earlier today [see here and here], The Wrap is now reporting that the second spin-off in the Star Wars Anthology series is set to focus on the origin and backstory of Boba Fett.
Due for release in 2018, the second Anthology movie was to have been directed by Chronicle and Fantastic Four director Josh Trank, although he exited the project this past week and the film is now seeking a new director before it goes before the camera sometime next year.
The character of Boba Fett first appeared on film in the second Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back and also appearing in Return of the Jedi before featuring as a young boy alongside his father Jango Fett in the middle chapter of the prequel trilogy, Attack of the Clones. It is expected that the »
- Scott J. Davis
The next Star Wars spinoff film will focus on the origin story of beloved bounty hunter Boba Fett. According to The Wrap, while Gareth Edwards' Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One will delve into the world of rebel fighters, the second Star Wars spinoff is about bounty hunters. Last week, Chronicle director Josh Trank left the film, and while he claimed in a statement that it was a personal decision, insiders say Disney was concerned that Trank showed “erratic behavior” during the production of his new film Fantastic Four. Personally, I thought giving Trank a Star Wars film based solely on Chronicle seemed like a huge show of trust, and Disney and Lucasfilm moved a little too fast on choosing him. This is opposed to Edwards, who had a huge hit with Godzilla before being hired to direct the first Star Wars spinoff. [caption id="attachment_453977" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Lucasfilm[/caption] According to The Wrap, »
- Matt Goldberg
Star Wars aficionados got a bit of a shock on Friday when Chronicle director Josh Trank, who had been working for nearly a year on the second stand-alone film (following Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One) in the franchise’s expanded universe, left the still-unnamed project. Now, though Trank stated he had “made a personal decision” to jump ship, others report that the director’s unusual work ethic on Fox’s Fantastic Four movie set off alarm bells over at Lucasfilm and led to his ouster.
Trank’s exit appears to have been a long time coming – back in April, he didn’t appear at a Star Wars event in Anaheim, Cali., which he had previously been scheduled to attend. The director claimed he had fallen ill at the time, but The Hollywood Reporter, which had the scoop on Trank’s firing, cites “knowledgeable sources” that explain Lucasfilm had revoked the director »
- Isaac Feldberg
There were many eyebrows – and suspicions – raised when Chronicle’s Josh Trank failed to show as advertised at the panel dedicated to the stand-alone "Anthology" films at this year’s Star Wars Celebration. While Gareth Edwards was there to talk Rogue One, Trank cited illness as the reason for his absence. But now we know that he’s left the film. In a statement posted to the film series’ official site, Trank outlined his reasoning: “After a year of having the incredible honour of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. I’ve put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities.“That said, the Star Wars universe has always been one of my biggest influences, and I couldn »
The departure of filmmaker Josh Trank on Friday from the upcoming second Star Wars standalone film has led to many questioning what exactly happened behind-the-scenes that caused him to have to pull out of such a high profile gig.
While the filmmaker himself said the departure was because he "made a personal decision" to leave, sources for The Hollywood Reporter suggest that reports of the young director's unusual conduct during the making of the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot did not sit well with Lucasfilm executives.
Murmurs of the 30-year-old Trank leaving the project first began a few weeks ago when he pulled out of a "Star Wars Celebration" panel at the last minute citing illness. Today's report says the filmmaker was asked by the studio not to attend while considering whether to proceed with him on the second "Star Wars: Anthology" title.
Producers on the upcoming "Fantastic Four" film faced »
- Garth Franklin
There was a disturbance in the Force known as the Star Wars anthology film series as Lucasfilm announced that director Josh Trank will no longer helm the second Star Wars standalone movie. No replacement director has been announced but Lucasfilm and Disney promise they will continue to develop the project, which was set for release in 2018.
"After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I'm making a personal decision to move forward on a different path," Trank said in a »
Last night it was announced that Josh Trank exited the second Star Wars spinoff after making a 'personal decision' that the project just wasn't right for him. Now, a new report claims that his behavior on the set of the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot is actually what led to him being fired by Lucasfilm and Disney. Apparently, his unusual conduct on the set of that film, which opens this August, alarmed LucasFilm executives, and they felt he couldn't be trusted with the second Untitled Star Wars Anthology Movie.
Questions began to arise when Josh Trank, who is 30, did not show up for his planned appearance at this year's Star Wars Celebration. At the time, both the director and Disney claimed he was suffering from the flu. Insiders say that Disney asked him not to attend as they tried to figure out how best to move forward with Josh Trank, as »
Just last night, the second of the standalone Star Wars "anthology" films had a major setback when its director Josh Trank exited the project. The director gave no concrete reasoning behind his seemingly spontaneous departure, and only spoke kind words and thanks for the opportunity he had. But the studio is now in search for another filmmaker, and sources report that it was actually Disney who made the final cut for multiple reasons. Young director, Josh Trank came into the scene with his low-budget yet highly innovative superhero film, Chronicle, just a few years ago. His work on the film earned him the recognition to helm the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. But, as it turns out, his problems on set with 20th Century Fox.s upcoming comic book flick, have turned Lucasfilm off from the director. According to The Hollywood Reporter.s sources, Lucasfilms executives heard of the Trank.s »
Josh Trank, whose upcoming Fantastic Four reboot opens July 30, has left the stand-alone Star Wars film he was slated to direct. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 31-year-old director “made a personal decision” to leave. Trank earned recognition for his clever work on sci-fi found-footage film Chronicle in 2012, but sources suggested that the pressure of a big-budget blockbuster got to him.Rumors of trouble during the Fantastic Four shoot have persisted. Producers Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker allegedly held the production together, though Trank is still credited as having directed the film, including all of the re-shoots, as per Director’s Guild rules. Trank’s work on Fantastic Four was “erratic” and the director became at times “very isolated,” according to THR’s sources. Trank spurred speculation about the future of his new film when he ditched the Star Wars Celebration Day panel on which he was supposed to have »
- Greg Cwik
About a year ago, it was announced that Josh Trank (Fantastic Four, Chronicle) was hired to direct the second "Star Wars" spin-off. But during the recent "Star Wars" celebration, Trank was the only one who didn't make it, with Disney claiming that the helmer was sick. According to several sources, Trank wasn't sick. In fact, the studio was considering ending its relationship with him. Now comes word that Disney has decided that it no longer wants Trank involved with the "Star Wars" franchise. In an official press release, Trank explained that it was his decision to quit in order to "pursue some original creative opportunities." But insiders claim that the situation has to do with Trank's behavior on the sets of "Fantastic Four" and "Chronicle." "Fantastic Four" producers revealed that Trank was "erratic" and "very isolated" while shooting the film. He didn't offer clear direction and often couldn't answer questions. »
During Star Wars Celebration in mid-April there was to be a panel featuring directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank, both of which were set to direct spinoff films in the new Star Wars Anthology -- Edwards directing Rogue One, releasing next year, and Trank directing a yet-to-be-titled feature. While that panel took place, Trank was a no show, the reason given that he was sick. Well, it turns out it was more than just a sickness. Announced this evening, Trank released a statement on the official Star Wars website saying: After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I'm making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. I've put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities. That said, the Star Wars »
- Brad Brevet
Rumours started doing the rounds during Fantastic Four production that there were some behind the scenes problems, and THR has confirmed many of those in a piece on Lucasfilm and Disney deciding to part ways with Josh Trank over their untitled Star Wars Anthology movie. One insider describes the Chronicle helmer's behaviour as "erratic" and at times "very isolated", and add that he offered no clear direction. "If you've got someone who can't answer questions or who isn't sure or is in hiding, that's not good," they add about what sounds like a very troubled shoot. Fox responded to this by saying that they are "very happy with the movie and we can’t wait for audiences to see it," but acknowledge: "There were definitely some bumps in the road." Those include Trank running up $100,000 worth of damage to a house which was rented for him in New Orleans while »
After persistent rumors and a sudden bow out from his appearance at Star Wars Celebration, it's been offiically announced that Josh Trank is no longer attached to direct the second Star Wars Anthology movie. Come inside to see his statement on the departure.
In June of last year, Lucasfilm announced that Josh Trank (Chronicle and the new Fantastic Four movie) would be helming the second Star Wars spin-off movie, now known as Anthology films. He seemed a solid choice at the time with a lot of potential in his future...but then some rumblings started happening about his Fantastic Four film. Things that weren't very good, and even as early as November/December of last year, there was word that Disney might be dumping him.
Those rumors seemed to be put aside (and I was Very shocked) when it was announced he'd be taking part in a panel at Star Wars Celebration. »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Having been absent from the ‘Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank’ panel at Star Wars Celebration last month due to “flu”, it has been announced tonight that Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four) has vacated the director’s chair on Disney’s second Star Wars Anthology standalone movie.
“After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path,” said Trank. “I’ve put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities. That said, the Star Wars universe has always been one of my biggest influences, and I couldn’t be more excited to witness its future alongside my millions of fellow Star Wars fans. I want to thank my friends Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, Simon Kinberg, »
- Gary Collinson
Just under a year after he was announced to direct a pic in the Star Wars franchise, Chronicle and Fantastic Four reboot helmer Josh Trank has left the Galaxy far far away. "After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I'm making a personal decision to move forward on a different path," said he said today. "I've put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to… »
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