The former Editor-in-Chief for PC Gamer has gone on to bigger and brighter things since leaving his already-illustrious post. In addition to writing The Book of Eli and several episodes of the award-winning video game adaptation of The Walking Dead, Gary Whitta has been confirmed via Disney announcement as the writer of the Star Wars 2016 standalone movie. The film is expected to be released on December 16, 2016.
Details about the film are sparse right now, but it is still a great accomplishment to be known as the first ever to write a Star Wars movie outside of the episodic main canon. While speculations and rumors have led many to believe the standalone film will center around either Han Solo, Boba Fett or Luke Skywalker’s time as Red Five, they have been unconfirmed and seemingly no-brainer guesses.
Knowing Whitta’s passion for characterization, theming, and having experience in writing for science fiction (especially in writing The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1), it would appear that the Star Wars 2016 movie is in good hands. Besides, a Star Wars movie is like pizza. Even if it’s bad, it’s still a Star Wars movie.
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