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Josh Trank quits second Star Wars Anthology film

Josh Trank

Story by Jack Foley

JOSH Trank has quit the second Star Wars spin-off movie in order to “move forward on a different path”.

The director behind the forthcoming Fantastic Four reboot was in charge of the second Star Wars Anthology film, which was not connected to the main storyline, or the upcoming JJ Abrams headed Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

He made his decision via a post on StarWars.com, in which he wrote: “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 … everyone at Lucasfilm and Disney for the amazing opportunity to have been a part of this. May the Force be with you all.”

Lucasfilm’s Vice President of Development Kiri Hart added: “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.”

Josh was announced as director of the second spin-off film in January 2014. Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is heading the first, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.

That film stars Felicity Jones and Ben Mendelsohn and is based around a heist on the Death Star.

Plot details have yet to be released for the second film in the series but the statement finished by saying production would continue.

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