Theory Of Everything's Felicity Jones Will Star In A Star Wars Spin-Off

Bad news: We don't get to see Tatiana Maslany star in a standalone Star Wars film. Good news: Felicity Jones, who was pretty darn impressive as Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything, won the role that Rooney Mara and Maslany were competing for. » 2/03/15 12:14pm 2/03/15 12:14pm

We finally know who is writing the next draft of Gareth Edwards' standalone film: Chris Weitz, writer-director of The Golden Compass and director of Twilight: New Moon. Weitz, whose writing credits include About a Boy and this year's live-action Cinderella, will follow Gary Whitta, who left after completing a first… » 1/27/15 4:30am 1/27/15 4:30am

Star Wars Spinoff Movie Loses Scriptwriter Gary Whitta

We were excited to hear that Gary Whitta would be producing a screenplay for the standalone Star Wars film, to be directed by Godzilla's Gareth Edwards. But now, Whitta has left the collaboration and is reportedly moving on to his next, unknown project. » 1/10/15 12:00pm 1/10/15 12:00pm

Gary Whitta's Howard Stark/Downton Abbey mashup script is Excellent

Well, I don't think anyone saw this coming. Book of Eli, After Earth (and upcoming Star Wars) scribe Gary Whitta has released a script imagining if the stuffy world of British drama Downton Abbey was part of the Marvel Universe - and how Tony Stark's dad would fit in with Lord Grantham and family. » 11/25/14 11:19am 11/25/14 11:19am

Why Screenwriter Gary Whitta's Rant Proves He's Perfect For Star Wars

In addition to naming Godzilla's Gareth Edwards as the director of the first Star Wars spin-off, Disney also announced that Gary Whitta (above), screenwriter of the excellent The Book of Eli and the not excellent After Earth. But one particular rant has us convinced Whitta is going to do his Star Wars movie right. » 5/23/14 7:47am 5/23/14 7:47am

Gareth Edwards Is Directing The First Stand-Alone Star Wars Film

Fresh off his triumph with the Godzilla reboot, Gareth Edwards is taking on another monumental challenge: transforming Star Wars into just a single series of films into a Shared Universe of films. Edwards will direct the first standalone Star Wars film, coming December 2016. » 5/22/14 4:14pm 5/22/14 4:14pm