Since the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, fans have been eagerly anticipating the next project from director Gareth Edwards. The standalone film was a hit with both critics and audiences, and many wondered if Edwards would be returning to the Star Wars universe for another adventure.
The Success of Rogue One
Rogue One was a huge success for Lucasfilm and Disney, grossing over $1 billion worldwide. The film followed a group of rebels as they attempt to steal plans for the Death Star, setting up the events of the original Star Wars movie. Edwards’ direction was praised for its gritty realism and intense battle sequences, making it one of the most unique entries in the franchise.
Edwards’ Future Projects
After Rogue One, Edwards took a break from directing to focus on other projects. He served as an executive producer on Godzilla: King of Monsters and directed an episode of Netflix’s animated series Love, Death & Robots. However, fans have been wondering when he will return to directing feature films.
The Possibility of Returning to Star Wars
Despite rumors that Edwards would be directing another Star Wars movie, there has been no official announcement from Lucasfilm or Disney. However, in an interview with Collider in 2019, Edwards expressed his interest in returning to the franchise:
“I love [Star Wars]. I would love to do another one.”
This statement alone is enough to give fans hope that we may see another Star Wars movie directed by Edwards in the future. However, with no official confirmation from Lucasfilm or Disney, it remains unclear if and when this will happen.
Gareth Edwards’ work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was celebrated by fans and critics alike. His unique vision for the franchise brought a fresh perspective to the series, making it one of the most successful standalone films in the franchise. While there is no official word on whether or not he will be returning to the Star Wars universe, fans can continue to hope for another project from this talented director.