Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is on board to direct an upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie.

While details of the spin-off film are not yet know, Edwards has confirmed that he will work with screenwriter Gary Whitta on the project.

StarWars.com quote Edwards as saying, "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 honoured to go on this mission with Lucasfilm."

Whitta added, "From the moment I first saw the original movie as a wide-eyed kid, Star Wars has been the single most profound inspiration to my imagination and to my career as a writer. It is deeply special to me, so to be given the opportunity to contribute to its ongoing legacy, especially in collaboration with a filmmaker as talented as Gareth, is literally a dream come true. I'm still pinching myself."