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Gareth Edwards has been gifted the keys to another alternate universe.
The Godzilla director, whose reboot of the classic monster tale has already gobbled up $216 million worldwide, has been chosen to helm one of Disney's promised Star Wars films that will stand alone from the planned trilogy that picks up where Return of the Jedi left off.
The news was posted Thursday on the official Star Wars website. Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) is writing the screenplay.
"Ever since I saw Star Wars I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life— join the Rebel Alliance! I could not be more excited and honored to go on this mission with Lucasfilm," Edwards said in a statement.