Rogue One’s Gareth Edwards Shouldn’t Direct Another Star Wars Movie

Rogue One - Gareth Edwards on set

After an impressive $150 million opening box office weekend, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is by all accounts a huge success for Disney, Lucasfilm, the Star Wars franchise and everyone involved with its production in front of and behind the camera. That sentiment rings doubly true for director Gareth Edwards who arguably had more pressure to deliver a successful film than any Star Wars director going forward and perhaps, even J.J. Abrams who had the daunting task of reigniting passion in the property after a eleven year hiatus.

Had Edwards succeeded in delivering a solid, entertaining movie, but failed to realize a story which fit seamlessly into the franchise’s existing universe, then the movie would most …

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