Date: 5th May 2015

Star Wars spin-off director quits.

The director behind The Fantastic Four reboot, Josh Trank, has quit production of an upcoming Star Wars spinoff.

Josh was due to direct the second Star Wars Anthology film.

The series is set in the Star Wars universe, but is not connected to the main storyline, or the upcoming JJ Abrams headed Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Josh said he was "making a personal decision to move forward on a different path".

The statement, posted on, said: "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 ... everyone at Lucasfilm and Disney for the amazing opportunity to have been a part of this."

"May the Force be with you all."

Source: Press Release