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New Star Wars Movie From Lost Co-Creator Lands Marvel Director

Another Star Wars movie is in development at Lucasfilm, adding another to the long list of Star Wars movies in active development at Disney.


Lucasfilm is in development on a new Star Wars film by Damon Lindeloff and one of the directors of Mrs. Marvel. October 30 marks the tenth anniversary of Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm and the announcement that the public would be getting new Star Wars movies. Four of Disney’s Five Star Wars movies were huge blockbusters, grossing over $1 billion worldwide, with the one exception: Solo: A Star Wars Story, which took in a healthy amount anyway.

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Since the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in December 2019 there are no new ones Star Wars movies. Despite a lack of theatrical Star Wars releases, the franchise has lived on through several Disney+ streaming series, with Andoro currently broadcast. While fans enjoy these new episodes in the Star Wars universe, many are wondering when the series will make its big return to cinema and what story is worth making a big screen appearance.

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Traction on a new one Star Wars film has gained momentum because, according to Deadline, Lost screenwriter Damon Lindelof has developed a previously unreported film Star Wars film at Lucasfilm and led to Mrs. Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to lead the project. Resources for Deadline said it was important for both Lucasfilm and Lindelof that a director was brought on board so that the filmmaker’s vision could be incorporated into the script. Lindelof is reportedly co-writing the project, but his co-writer has not yet been announced.

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Damon Lindelof and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Star Wars film is one in a long line of films that Lucasfilm has in development. The next Star Wars movie was originally supposed to be Rogue Squadron by means of Wonder Woman filmmaker Patty Jenkins, but the project was delayed and pulled from Disney’s release schedule. Taika Waititi and JD Dillard are also both developing their own Star Wars movies. Marvel Studios Kevin Feige goes a Star Wars film and recruited Michael Waldron to write the screenplay. Star Wars: The Last Jedic Director Rian Johnson is going to direct his own Star Wars trilogy, and the director revealed that discussions about his trilogy are still ongoing.

There is a chance that the Lindelof Star Wars project will progress rapidly as the writer has a strong working relationship with two-time Disney Star Wars filmmaker JJ Abrams. Lindelof has a strong track record within genre franchises, including his work on Star Trek, Lostand most recently the critically acclaimed guards miniseries for HBO. Obaid-Chinoy also joins Jon Favreau, Jon Watts, Peyton Reed and Taika Waititi to make the jump from the MCU to the Star Wars universe. If the project goes fast, Lindelof and Obaid-Chinoy’s Star Wars movie could be the movie with the December 2025 release date that Disney has already set aside for a self-titled movie Star Wars movie.

Source: Deadline

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