\’Godzilla\’ Director Gareth Edwards is Directing a Star Wars Spin-Off


boba-fett-esbHow’s this for a bit of surprising Star Wars news. Hot off Godzilla stomping the competition at the box office and becoming a huge hit, Gareth Edwards has been hired to direct a Star Wars spin-off.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news this afternoon, and it’s not known exactly what spin-off he’ll be involved in just yet. However, rumors broke out last week based on a leak from a Hasbro presentation that Lucasfilm has “Boba Fett” scheduled for a 2016 release to be followed by “Solo” in 2018 and “Red 5” in 2020.

According to StarWars.com, Gary Whitta will be writing the movie and it’ll be released on December 16th, 2016.

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