Josh Trank to Direct New Star Wars Films!

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Star Wars Episode VII is still more than a year away, but we're already receiving updates about the "stand-alone" films that will follow, but will not serve as official sequels to the forthcoming movie.

Still with us? To clarify: JJ Abrams will direct Star Wars episodes VII, VIII, and IX, but Disney and Lucasfilms also plan to release a series of films that take place in a galaxy far, far away but are not related to the new trilogy.

Josh Trank

At least one of those films will be directed by a young up-and-comer named Josh Trank, previously best known for the 2012 film Chronicle.

Though he just turned 30, Trank is already highly in demand in Hollywood and he's also slated to adapt the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.

Feeling depressed about your own lack of accomplishments yet?

Little is known about the content of the "stand-alone" films, other than that they will be set in the universe originally conceived by Lucas, but will not tie directly into the plot of the new trilogy.

Yesterday, we received our first photos from the set of Episode VII and naturally they told us very little about the plot of the film.

Aside from Episode VII cast announcements, very little news about the film has been released, and that's probably just how Abrams and company like it.

We're guessing Trank will be equally tight-lipped.

Adam Driver
Adam Driver was one of the first to be cast in the long-awaited Star Wars sequel. He's best known for his role on HBO's Girls.

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