Gareth James Edwards is an English film director, film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, production designer, and visual effects artist. He first gained widespread recognition for Monsters, an independent film in which he served as writer, director, cinematographer, and visual effects artist.
The news comes after the pairThe Rise of Skywalker will be released in December
The next films are scheduled for 2022, 2024 and 2026, and are set to usher in a new era for the famous franchise.Kevin Feige to The Rescue ?
Josh Trank left a planned Boba Fett spin-off, Lego Movie makers Phil Lord and Chris Miller departed the Han Solo film, Colin Trevorrow left Star Wars Episode IX, and even Rogue One's Gareth Edwards found that Someone Else was brought in to oversee re-shoots.
In most cases, it seems the original directors' visions eventually clashed with that of Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy . That perhaps isn't the case with Benioff and Weiss. When their Netflix Deal was announced, many wondered what might take priority and whether Netflix might have to wait until after the planned Star Wars trilogy to see the results of their $250m (£195m) Deal .
The pair's departure isn't a huge body blow to Star Wars , though. The recent news that Marvel chief Kevin Feige will develop at least one Star Wars movie, and perhaps even take on a larger role, is good news for The Franchise . One of his great strengths with Marvel has been taking directors with disparate visions and allowing them to make films that simultaneously reflect their differing talents and still make The Movies feel part of the same cohesive universe.Game of Thrones 'film school'
There was much fanfare when last February.
The Change . org petition argues that Benioff and Weiss "have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent".
The pair made a rare public appearance at the weekend at the Austin Film Festival, where they admitted that The Experience working on Game of Thrones was like an "expensive film school".
When asked why they didn't bring in more writers to The Show , they replied: "Because we didn't know better. "
Many have been wondering how duo would combine their work for Netflix with the Star Wars commitments.
Disney Plus will launch in the US on November 12, but no date has yet been announced for the UK.
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