'Star Wars' Spinoff Movies Get 'Fantastic Four' Director

David Cornell

One of the Star Wars spinoff movies will be directed by the man behind the Fantastic Four. Before anyone runs off and writes angry letters to Disney, let's clarify that the Fantastic Four film in question is the reboot, not the one with Chris Evans, Jessica Alba, and Michael Chiklis.

Given the public's reaction to the Fantastic Four reboot casting, this might not be any better. When it was revealed that Johnny Storm and his father would be African-American, leaving Susan Storm Caucasian, comic book purists screamed with rage. We know nothing yet beyond the casting for the Fantastic Four reboot, so the comic book purists may need to just accept change.

Nick Fury, Kingpin, and Electro have all deviated from their racial origins as well, mind you, but let's get back to the Star Wars spinoff movies.

The director planned for either the Han Solo or Boba Fett movie, Josh Trank, also directed the found-footage superhero film Chronicle. Is anyone relieved yet?

— Bonnie Burton (@bonniegrrl) June 4, 2014

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy praised Josh Trank on the film series' web site:

"He is such an incredible talent and has a great imagination and sense of innovation. That makes him perfectly suited to Star Wars, and for this new slate of movies that reach beyond the core characters and storylines of Episodes I through IX."
"The magic of the Star Wars [universe] defined my entire childhood. The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time."

The other director for one of the Star Wars spinoff movies was announced as Godzilla director Gareth Edwards. It is unknown which film each director will be taking the reigns for, but it will certainly be exciting to find out.

[image via starwars7news]