The Star Wars powers that be certainly aren’t letting us want for news lately. Star Wars.com has just given us our first piece of confirmed information about one of the standalone films.
From the Official Site:
In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney have begun development on multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. Gareth Edwards will direct the first stand-alone film, with a screenplay by Gary Whitta. The film is due out December 16, 2016.
Edwards is known for directing the recently released Godzilla while Whitta’s writing credits include The Book of Eli and Telltale Games’ adaptation of The Walking Dead.
No word yet on what the film will be about but release date is December 16, 2016.