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STAR WARS Spin-Off Directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank Coming to Celebration

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 3:12 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Star Wars Celebration just got a whole lot more interesting, not that I wasn’t already ecstatic for the event. The official Star Wars website confirms that Gareth Edwards, director of 2016’s Star Wars Rogue One, and Josh Trank, director of a second Star Wars standalone film, will both be on hand for a panel at the event. 

The news comes from the official Star Wars website:

Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart and Pablo Hidalgo will be joined by directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank, who will share their experiences as the newest members of the Lucasfilm creative family. Learn how the teams came together and are collaborating to conceive and create the upcoming stand-alone films in the galaxy far, far away.

Not a lot of information, but the panel takes place Sun. April 19 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM on the Celebration Stage. Geek Legacy will be there in force so expect a lot of coverage out of the weekend. The question then becomes, what will we learn? Casting? Plot details? Pretty much any information would be new information.

Rumors of Trank’s removal from the franchise were obviously incorrect. They would not bring him to Celebration unless he was firmly on board. You can find the full Star Wars Celebration schedule here, and it’ll be updated as we get closer to the event, which takes places April 16-18 in Anaheim California.

Are you going to Celebration?


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