Among the Star Wars film projects , the mysterious film written by Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson is certainly the most concrete one.


But it seems that there are problems in this case as well: Above the Line reports that the two screenwriters have left the production.

Apparently, Lindelof and Britt-Gibson turned in a draft of the script in mid-February, walking away from the film a few days later. Lucasfilm would already have another screenwriter, but his identity is not yet known. However, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy remains on board as director, with filming set to begin in February 2024, giving the film plenty of time to complete ahead of its November 19 release date . 2025 .

We don’t know why the two screenwriters made this decision, but Lindelof himself , speaking with Slashfilm at SXSW, questioned his involvement in the Star Wars universe :

I’ll just say that, for reasons I can’t go into on this Sunday morning, this day, the degree of difficulty is very, very, very high. If it can’t be awesome, it shouldn’t exist. That’s all I’m going to say, because [with Star Wars ] I have the same bond that you have, it’s the first movie I ever saw sitting on my dad’s lap, age four, May ’77. I think it’s possible that, sometimes, when you have such reverence and respect for something, you start working in the kitchen and realize, “Maybe I shouldn’t be doing the cooking. Maybe I should just eat.” I won’t add anything else.

Either way, the project will be unveiled at next month’s Star Wars Celebration , with title and brief synopsisDon’t expect any casting announcements, though.

We will keep you posted.

The director

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a Pakistani filmmaker who has twice won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short: the first, Saving Face (2012), focuses on the acid attacks to which thousands of women in Pakistan are subjected every year; the second, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015), explores the aftermath of an attempted honor killing in the Asian country. Most recently, she directed the fourth and fifth episodes of Ms. Marvel .

Star Wars between small and big screen

After five rather controversial films, Disney and Lucasfilm are focusing on the Star Wars series , thanks largely to the success of The Mandalorian . The plans for the small screen (strictly on Disney + ) are very rich, and include various shows such as Ahsoka, The Acolyte and Skeleton Crew . Sooner or later, however, the saga will return to the cinema: Rian Johnson should direct a new trilogy, whose fate, however, remains uncertain. Meanwhile, Patty Jenkins ‘ Rogue Squadron and the Kevin Feige- produced film have been shelved. That ofTaika Waititi , however, is still expected.