“Ever since I saw ‘Star Wars’ I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life — join the Rebel Alliance!,” the English director shared in a statement. “I could not be more excited and honored to go on this mission with Lucasfilm.”
The film, which will center on characters like bounty hunter Boba Fett and Yoda, will hit theaters on December 16, 2016,
In case you didn’t know, the script will be penned by Gary Whitta.
“From the moment I first saw the original movie as a wide-eyed kid, ‘Star Wars’ has been the single most profound inspiration to my imagination and to my career as a writer,” Gary recently shared. “It is deeply special to me, so to be given the opportunity to contribute to its ongoing legacy, especially in collaboration with a film-maker as talented as Gareth, is literally a dream come true. I’m still pinching myself.”
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