Chris Weitz Will Take Over Writing First ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off

So, if you recall, Disney’s plan for the Star Wars franchise is to milk the crap out of it. Between “Episodes,” the big mouse intends to release “Spin-off” films that take place at various points and have plots independent of the main cycle of films.

The first of these spin-off films is being directed by Gareth Edwards, but after writing a first draft, writer Gary Whitta left the project. Well, we now know who’s replacing Whitta as the film’s scribe: Chris Weitz.

Weitz is no stranger to Disney, having penned their forthcoming live-action Cinderella adaptation. He also wrote and directed the adaptation of The Golden Compass… which was kind of mediocre as a film.

So we’ll see.


Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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