Gareth Edwards Nabs Foxcatcher Cinematographer For His Star Wars Spinoff


Much of the media cycle may be devoted to rumors and speculation surrounding J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, but that’s not the only trip moviegoers will be taking to the beloved galaxy far, far away in the next few years. In fact, we’ll be getting one Star Wars movie a year after 2015, and the first film out the gate after Abrams’ franchise revamp is Gareth Edwards’ mysterious spinoff, which is slated for 2016.

Edwards has already brought The Book of Eli scribe Gary Whitta on board to help pen the script, and has now found another crucial crew member to help him out: Foxcatcher and Zero Dark Thirty cinematographer Greig Fraser.

Fraser announced the news himself today while speaking with HitFix about his stellar resume and extremely busy schedule. As would be expected, he’s extremely excited about working on a Star Wars movie, but was unfortunately pretty tight-lipped about what Edwards has in store for us:

“I’m doing a fucking Star Wars movie, which is like – I don’t know about you but Star Wars is like my first film love, do you know what I mean? Princess Leia was the first woman that I kind of went, ‘Yeah, she’s all right, that one…’ Gareth is doing a standalone film. Of course I do know some specifics, but it’s obviously something I’ve signed my kidneys away for.”

I don’t know about you, but I’d certainly sign one of my kidneys away to find out what Star Wars awesomeness these directors have in store. Whatever they may be planning, it’s bound to at least look incredible now that Fraser is on board.

Gareth Edwards’ as-yet-untitled Star Wars spinoff is set to arrive in a galaxy near you on December 16th, 2016.