Damon Lindelof & Justin Britt-Gibson Leave Upcoming Star Wars Film
The turmoil at Lucasfilm over its plans for future Star Wars films continues, following the news that other Star Wars films in development by “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins and Marvel President, Kevin Feige, have been cancelled.
Above the Line is reporting that one of the upcoming movies is going through some more issues, as Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson are no longer attached to the project they were writing.
The pair apparently recently handed in their draft script and, just a few days later, exited the project. A new writer for the film is now in position, but hasn’t yet been announced.
Production on this untitled Star Wars film is due to begin production in early 2024 and is due to be released in cinemas on December 19th 2025. It’s going to be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who has previously directed some episodes of the “Ms Marvel” Disney+ series.
Recently at the SXSW event, Damon Lindelof spoke with Slashfilm, about the upcoming Star Wars project:
“If it can’t be great, it shouldn’t exist. That’s all I’ll say, because I have the same association with it as you do, which is, it’s the first movie I saw sitting in my dad’s lap, four years old, May of ’77. I think it’s possible that sometimes when you hold something in such high reverence and esteem, you start to get in the kitchen and you just go, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t be cooking. Maybe I should just be eating.’ We’ll just leave it at that.”
Disney has not announced any other details on this untitled Star Wars film, and it is expected more details will be revealed at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration event taking place in London, England, over the Easter weekend.