The second spin off, which recently lost its director, is rumored to be about the origins of Boba Fett. The film is not expected to land in theaters until 2018.
Josh Trank, director of the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, is off the second spin off film Chronicle. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Trank was fired because of his “erratic” behavior on the Fantastic Four shoot, not to mention the film also required several reshoots.
The first spin off movie, Star Wars: Rogue One, is expected to release in 2016. Starring Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Rogue One will be about a group of rebels who go rogue and try to steal plans for the Death Star.
Star Wars Episode VIII will be in theaters May 26, 2017. Rian Johnson, director of the indie film “Brick” and action movie “Looper” (both featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt will write and direct.
The first spin-off will be titled “Rogue One” and is scheduled for a December 16, 2016 release. Directed by Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla”) and written by Chris Weitz (“About a Boy”), “Rogue One” will star Oscar nominated actress Felicity Jones.
British actress Felicity Jones, an Oscar nominee for Theory of Everything, is confirmed to star in the spin off scheduled to landin theaters December 16, 2016.
Rumors are that the spin off, which will be directed by Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla”) will be about the early days of Han Solo and Princess Leia.