Newswire: Writer Gary Whitta drops out of Gareth Edwards’ standalone Star Wars movie

Much like Boba Fett in Return Of The Jedi, Book Of Eli writer Gary Whitta’s jetpack has been whacked by Han Solo, causing it to malfunction and send him flying through the air and right into the mouth of the sarlacc pit. And no, that’s not a metaphor. Wait, yes it is. In less-confusing words, The Hollywood Reporter says that Whitta has dropped out of writing Gareth Edwards’ standalone Star Wars movie. We don’t know why he chose to leave the project—which is probably about Boba Fett, hence that excellent metaphor—but he had apparently completed a first draft of the script. Maybe he just hates revision? Maybe all of his friends call him Gary “One And Done” Whitta? Either way, THR says he’s probably moving on to writing an adaptation of Mark Millar’s Starlight next.

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