It has just been announced over at StarWars.com that director Josh Trank will no longer be directing the second “Star Wars Anthology” film.
Josh made a statement about his decision to leave the project, which you can read below:
“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 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, and everyone at Lucasfilm and Disney for the amazing opportunity to have been a part of this. May the Force be with you all.”
Lucasfilm VP of Development Kiri Hart also had this to say about Josh Trank:
“It was a privilege to collaborate with Josh. We are grateful for the energy and love of Star Wars that he brought to the process, and we wish him all the best.”
This is definitely some surprising news, but with this second “Star Wars Anthology” film still a ways off, Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm have plenty of time to find a new director. I just find it interesting that Josh Trank would leave a “Star Wars” film to pursue his own creative projects.
Stay tuned as we await an announcement of a new director for the second “Star Wars Anthology” film.