Monsters and Godzilla director Gareth Edwards has been tapped by Disney and Lucasfilm to direct the first stand-alone Star Wars feature film, slated for release Dec. 16, 2016. Which movie Edwards will helm remains top secret, but if rumors are correct it would be based on Boba Fett, Han Solo, or Yoda.

Edwards said:

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.

The Star Wars stand-alone film will be penned by Book of Eli and After Earth screenwriter Gary Whitta, who described the Saga as “the single most profound inspiration to my imagination and to my career as a writer.”

Said Whitta:

[Star Wars] is deeply special to me so to be given the opportunity to contribute to its ongoing legacy, especially in collaboration with a film-maker as talented as Gareth, is literally a dream come true. I’m still pinching myself.

The force, meanwhile, is strong with Edwards, who is confirmed to return to the director’s chair for Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla 2 and 3. He also serves as executive producer on Monsters: Dark Continent, a sequel to his 2010 feature film debut Monsters.

Star Wars: Episode VII arrives in theaters Dec. 18, 2015.

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