Star Wars

The new ‘Star Wars’ movies set to hit theaters in 2018 hit a major setback when director Josh Trank quit the project Friday. The 30 year old director claims he is stepping back from the project to pursue “creative opportunities” elsewhere.

Trank directed the 2012 sci-fi film “Chronicle” and the upcoming “Fantastic Four” movie. He was selected to direct the second “Star Wars Anthology” which is set for release in 2018. The Anthology series is separate from the “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens,” that will come out December 18th.

Trank released a statement saying, “After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path,” he continued “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.”

Other reports, state however that Trank was fired from this film. This has not been confirmed at this time.

A new director has not be announced at this time, Disney has only stated “the Star Wars team is continuing to develop the project.”

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