Josh Trank Out Of The Star Wars Universe

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Josh Trank, the director of Chronicle and Fantastic Four, is no longer directing one of the Star Wars spinoff movies.

Just when everything seemed to be going well in the Star Wars universe following the release of the Episode VII trailer and the Star Wars Celebration, there appears to be a bit of unbalance in the Force.

It is being reported that Josh Trank, who was to direct one of the Star Wars spinoff movies, is out of his position and has possibly been fired by the Disney powers-that-be.

Trank was hired last June to helm one of the Star Wars spinoff movies, riding the success of the found-footage movie Chronicle. At the same time, he has been working on the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, and apparently some issues cropped up there which left Simon Kinberg feeling a little iffy about working with Trank.

Trank has posted a message on the official Star Wars site “outlining his reasoning” for “leaving” the franchise:

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, theStar 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.

Bottom line: don’t mess around when you work for the Mouse.

Trank’s departure will have no impact on Gareth Edwards’ spinoff film, Rogue One.

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