According to The Hollywood Reporter, Writer Gary Whitta, After Earth, has left the Star Wars spin-off movie. Whitta completed the first draft of a screenplay for the movie and is now working on a new project. Whitta will be writing a screenplay for Mark Millar’s Starlight comic book story. Whitta spoke on leaving the project and LucasFilms saying:
“The year I spent working with Lucasfilm on this Star Wars film has been by far the most rewarding period of my entire career. As a lifelong Star Wars fan I’m deeply grateful to have had the rare opportunity to contribute to a new chapter in its ongoing cinematic legacy. The film is going to be amazing.”
The spin-off Star Wars movie supposedly revolves around a team of individuals who plan to steal the schematics for the Death Star. It has been rumored that Simon Kinberg, Star Wars Rebels, will take over the project now that Whitta has left.
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