Damon Lindelof Star Wars Movie: Misplaced, Leftovers, Watchmen Author

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Damon Lindelof is working on a Star Wars film and now it has a director. Deadline stories that Lindelof, greatest identified for his work on Misplaced, The Leftovers and Watchmen, is co-writing a script which can be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who directed two episodes of Ms. Marvel.

Lindelof is a long-time Star Wars fan and, earlier this week, rumors started circulating that he was co-writing a movie for the franchise. Now, the trade reports that, although the movie remains to be being written, Obaid-Chinoy was employed early on so she might have enter within the growth.

There’s no phrase on what the movie can be about or when it might come out but it surely’s not within the quick future. io9 sources had heard that Taika Waititi’s film, whatever that is, was prone to be subsequent, however Deadline says “this Star Wars characteristic appears to have essentially the most momentum out of all all of the movies at present in growth on the studio.” Which, sure, means, Lucasfilm is creating a number of tasks for for the massive display however don’t wish to rush it, particularly with the franchise discovering new life on Disney+.

Disney’s launch schedule doesn’t have a Star Wars movie on it till 2025. That looks like a very long time away however with exhibits like The Mandalorian, Ahsoka, Andor and others coming within the subsequent two years, it is sensible. The date provides the corporate time to let tasks develop after which, ultimately, resolve which would be the subsequent one in theaters. Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron was imagined to be the primary movie publish The Rise of Skywalker, however that was officially taken off the schedule earlier this year.

This information is most shocking as a result of, up to now, Lindelof had expressed curiosity in Star Wars as a fan, however not as a inventive power. You virtually bought the sense it was one thing he was scared to deal with. Which suggests, if he’s writing a script now, it’s one thing he’s captivated with, and that’s thrilling.

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