Gary Whitta writing an episode of Rebels

Today Gary Whitta, the first writer on Rogue One, tweeted the following: Writing an episode of @StarWars Rebels while my daughter sits in my office in Rebels pajamas, watching Rebels. #StarWarsRebels — Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) May 26, 2015 It’s most likely a Rebels episode for season 3, which should start in late 2016. What else are we…

Whitta out, Kinberg in, on standalone #1?

OK, so here’s the sequence of events so far. Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg were first announced as joining the Star Wars team as consultants on The Force Awakens and writers on two untitled standalone films. Then Michael Arndt got moved off The Force Awaken and Kasdan stepped in to write the film alongside J.J.…

Gareth Edwards IS directing a Boba Fett standalone film?

This one is a story that goes waaaaaay out on a limb, but bear with me… While I’d previously noted that various bits and pieces were suggesting that Gareth Edwards would not be directing a Boba Fett standalone film, the industry “film and TV production tracking database” Production Weekly recently listed two new productions: “Untitled Star…

Is Red Five the first standalone film?

There have been some conflicting rumours regarding the overall schedule for the upcoming standalone films. The leaked Hasbro schedule listed Boba Fett for 2016, Solo for 2018 and Red Five for 2020, with episodes VIII and IX appearing in between. Lawrence Kasdan had always been attached as the screenwriter on Boba Fett. But when Gary Whitta was…

Spinoff writer, director and release date announced!

Well, it seems like LFL are still on schedule to deliver the first spinoff film in 2016. Specifically, the film will see release on 16 December, 2016. The announcement has come straight from StarWars.com. Lawrence Kasdan will not be writing the film, presumably because he’s knee-deep in the production of Episode VII. Instead Gary Whitta…