Josh Trank Departs Second Star Wars Anthology Film

Josh Trank Departs Second Star Wars Anthology Film


Lucasfilm announced today that director Josh Trank has taken his leave of the second film in the Star Wars Anthology series. It was almost a year ago that he was officially announced as the film’s director.

Here is the official statement from Josh Trank:

“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. 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. That said, the Star Wars universe has always been one of my biggest influences, and I couldn’t be more excited to witness its future alongside my millions of fellow Star Wars fans. I want to thank my friends Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, Simon Kinberg, and everyone at Lucasfilm and Disney for the amazing opportunity to have been a part of this. May the Force be with you all.”

Kiri Hart, Lucasfilm’s VP of Development, issued this statement:

“It was a privilege to collaborate with Josh. We are grateful for the energy and love of Star Wars that he brought to the process, and we wish him all the best.”


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  1. Melinda
    May 2, 2015 at 16:08 Reply

    I’d be happy to step in for him. 🙂

    Truly, a bummer, but each individual has to follow his/her own path. 🙂

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