Damon Lindelof Leaves His Star Wars Movie


It’s been revealed that Lost and Watchmen creator, Damon Lindelof, has left his Star Wars project and has been replaced by Peaky Blinders creator, Steven Knight. The movie has also lost its other screenwriter, Justin Britt-Gibson.

The movie, however, is still in development and is reportedly going to be helmed by Ms Marvel director, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. It seems as though there have been a lot of changes over at Lucasfilm when it comes to their Star Wars franchise.

We’ve recently heard that Lucasfilm has opted to shelve Kevin Feige’s Star Wars movie. They also cancelled Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron Star Wars flick. It was then revealed that they were still working on Taika Waititi’s film, but there have been rumours that that project might have also been cancelled.

Damon Lindelof leaves his Star Wars movie


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It’s being reportedly Deadline that Damon Lindelof and his co-scriptwriter, Justin Britt-Gibson, have both left their Star Wars project and have been replaced by Steven Knight. Is this good news? I’m not sure. But what we can say is that the Star Wars universe is in a serious state of flux.

We reported not too long ago that the Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy, which had been in development for quite some time, had also been scrapped by Lucasfilm. That’s a lot of cancelled projects, and there are now only two Star Wars pictures that are still ‘officially’ moving forward: Obaid-Chinoy’s film and Taika’s movie.

I have a feeling that Lucasfilm is going to be announcing some pretty big Star Wars projects at Star Wars Celebration, which is going to take place in London this April. Now, this isn’t coming from an official source or anything like that, but I have a feeling that Johnson’s trilogy might have been scrapped, but he will still be working on something set in the galaxy far, far away.

I wonder whether he might be getting to make his own Star Wars series or maybe a standalone movie. Don’t quote me on that. It’s just a feeling I have. What I do know is that he won’t be getting to develop his own Star Wars trilogy anymore.

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