Godzilla filmmaker Gareth Edwards to direct new Star Wars spin-off
LOS ANGELES: Walt Disney has announced that "Godzilla" filmmaker Gareth Edwards will direct a separate spin-off installment in the “Star Wars” franchise.
The unnamed "Star Wars" film is said to be a separate movie in addition to the next three upcoming episodes beginning with J.J. Abram’s "Star Wars: Episode VII," which is scheduled to hit the screens in December of 2015.
Gareth Edwards made his directing debut with Godzilla, which stormed the North American box office and generated $93.2 million in sales.
Walt Disney brought the production company of "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, named LucasFilms, for $4.05 billion in 2012 and announced that spin-off films in the Sci-Fi series will be released.