Which I mention because after 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story I thought that the mediocre experience Edwards seemingly had making the movie drove him from Hollywood all together.
It wouldn’t be the first time. Stephen Norrington quit movie making after the terrible time he had directing 2003’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Apparently Gareth Edwards’ experience, while likely not ideal, was apparently not so terrible that he abandoned Hollywood all together because he’s preparing a new sci-fi feature at New Regency, which he’ll write and direct.
And while I thought Rogue One was okay–can someone tell me why it is if ion weapons, which were apparently so readily available (before Rogue One the first time they appeared was in The Empire Strikes Back, making them appear more exotic than was apparently the case) weren’t used more often? If you have a weapon capable of immobilizing Imperial Star Destroyers, why wouldn’t you use it, like, all the time? Now that I think of it, I REALLY don’t like Rogue One–though I found Edwards prior movie, 2010’s Monsters really irritating. After all, if you’re calling your movie ‘Monsters’ is it too much to ask that it has, I don’t know, plenty of monsters in it!?
So, Gareth Edwards is apparently still making movies.
Good for him.