Josh Trank Exits STAR WARS Anthology



On the heels of his missed appearance at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA, director Josh Trank has announced that he is leaving the Star Wars Anthology.

In a statement issued through the Star Wars web site, Trank says, “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, the Star 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.”

Since last June, Trank was set to direct the second installment of the newly-christened Anthology films, the first of which will be Rogue One, directed by Gareth Edwards. The Anthology films will be the collected stand-alone movies that run outside the “Episode” trilogy blocks of the main Star Wars story line.

Lucasfilm Vice President of Development Kiri Hart said, “It was a privilege to collaborate with Josh.  We are grateful for the energy and love of Star Wars that he brought to the process, and we wish him all the best.”


Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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