Uh-oh, it looks like there\u2019s some behind-the-scenes drama in a galaxy far, far away. Less than two weeks after not showing up to this year\u2019s Star Wars Celebration, director Josh Trank has departed the second standalone Star Wars film. WATCH: 'Star Wars' Lead John Boyega Walked a Convention Floor in Disguise In a statement posted to StarWars.com, the 31-year-old Fantastic Four director said his exit from the project was a \u201cpersonal decision\u201d and he aims \u201cto move forward on a different path.\u201d \u201cI\u2019ve put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities,\u201d he said. \u201cThat said, the Star Wars universe has always been one of my biggest influences, and I couldn\u2019t be more excited to witness its future alongside my millions of fellow Star Wars fans.\u201d WATCH: Relive the 6 Greatest Moments From the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Panel Trank was scheduled to appear on the April 19 panel at Star Wars Celebration, which was to be a conversation with Gareth Edwards and Trank. (Edwards is directing Rogue One, the first anthology film to be released December 2016.) At the time, it was explained to a hall full of disappointed fans that he was \u201cfeeling under the weather,\u201d causing immediate suspicion and speculation as to the real reason behind his absence. That afternoon, Trank even tweeted an apology about his no-show, blaming the \u201cworst flu of my life.\u201d Looks like we got the real reason after all. Relive your childhood by watching the epic Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer below!