Modern Myth MediaStar Wars MMM Podcast #182: Gareth Edwards Directing The First Stand-Alone STAR WARS Film! written by Sean Gerber May 23, 2014 The first stand-alone STAR WARS film has a director and writer in Gareth Edwards (GODZILLA) and Gary Whitta (THE BOOK OF ELI), respectively. We do not yet know the subject of the movie, but it will be out on December 16, 2016. In any event, it’s STAR WARS every year and that’s a good thing. Download HERE. MMM Podcast #182: Gareth Edwards Directing The First Stand-Alone STAR WARS Film! was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related 10 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Marvel Heroes Coming To Save & Build Worlds In DISNEY INFINITY next post DAREDEVIL Changes Showrunners You may also like MMM #236: Marvel Movie Musings January 26, 2015 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS International Trailer... November 6, 2015 MMM Podcast #163: Hooked On GUARDIANS OF... February 19, 2014 MMM Podcast #159: The F Word January 22, 2014 MMM #250 MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Roundtable... May 19, 2015 POP – STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS... November 8, 2015 MMM #244: Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON... March 4, 2015 ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ review December 13, 2016 See The Trailer For ROGUE ONE: A... April 7, 2016 MMM Podcast #168: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER... April 6, 2014 GodlessCowboy An inspired choice. Glad to see they’re treating the 2nd tier films with the same reverence as the main trilogy. However they do seem to be picking directors who are known for directing “spectacle” films. They seem to be forgetting that the master stroke in all of Star Wars’ cinematic history was getting a “character” director to direct “Empire” which is considered the best of all the films. Jus’ sayin’. texvor I think one of the other masterstrokes of the original trilogy was that it was also three different films telling their own parts of the same story. You saw different facets of the Star Wars universe because you had different directors with a different style and the Star Wars universe was much richer for it, unlike the Prequels that didn’t and could have benefitted from some one else’s spin on the story. Robert Reineke I think we also shouldn’t forget that Hamill, Ford, and Fisher turned out to have terrific chemistry together. Say what you want about Hamill in the first one, but he was still likable and watchable, unlike that block of wood Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Godzilla. A good chunk of the problems with the prequel trilogy would have disappeared with charming performances and chemistry from and between Hayden Christenson and Natalie Portman. We also shouldn’t completely dismiss that original casting as luck on Lucas’ part. American Graffiti is full of good casting and performances. Lucas has lost that skill since then, but he was one of the best directors of the 70s. texvor Strange since they were both dating each other at the time yet the chemistry wasn’t there in the prequels. Robert Reineke Which goes to show you the difference between the movies and real life. texvor Sometimes it does enhance a performance though…look at Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. texvor Not sold on Edwards yet after seeing Godzilla. I have to see a directors cut if they make one available to see if the human drama of the film plays out better. Hope he can do well on a Star Wars film but it also depends on what character the first spin off will be about. If its Fett i trhink there will be a lot of presure from fans not to mess it up and one must wonder if he’s up to it especially since Star Wars is a different beast to Godzilla.. Robert Reineke We’ll have to see what the subject of the movie actually is. Gareth Edwards is clearly a rising talent, but while I’m interested in Star Wars spinoffs in a general sort of way, the one idea that was thrown out that specifically interested me was Zack Snyder doing a riff on SEVEN SAMURAI. That seemed like a good match of director and material and looked like it could stand on its own as a fun movie. james beihl lets just hope if its a Boba Fett movie, that Boba Fett has more than 20 minutes of screen time. I liked Godzilla, but he definitely teased the monster way too much. well made film, but needed more of the monster. That art house stuff only goes so far with a movie that hinges on spectacle. james beihl this Gary whitta guy sounds really butthurt to be honest. Dude you can disagree with Lucas but constantly trashing a franchise online while it might be your prerogative just comes across as trashy and petty. Revenge of the Sith is fan fic only in this guys mind. I didn’t like the prequels either but I’m not going to bust into forums and start kicking up dirt with random people. These professional screenwriters should not be on forums getting into it with fans, trashing movies they don’t like. Like if you are going to go into a professional discipline in entertainment don’t try to have your cake and eat it to. ACT professional. this is the same type of conduct honestly that got David Goyer in hot water online.