Damon Lindelof No Longer Working on 2027 ‘Star Wars’ Flick
It’s bad news for Star Wars fans who were looking forward to seeing what Damon Lindelof was going to bring to the franchise.
Lindelof, 49, was all set to write an upcoming film for the Star Wars universe. However, Lindelof and co-writer Justin Brett-Gibson are no longer involved in the project.
While details are still scarce on the plot for the new movie, we do know that Ms. Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is still involved and will remain the director of the film. And Steven Knight, best known for his work as the writer, director, and producer on 2019’s Serenity, is attached to pen the script.
It’s predicted that further information about the film, which is set for release in 2027, will be announced at the Star Wars Celebration next month in London. And early buzz suggests that the movie will be the next big screen project for the franchise, following 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars content has been a priority for Disney, but the studio has focused more on the television side of the franchise, with hit series such as The Mandalorian and Ador. Though, a number of new film projects are in development.
Damon Lindelof Hinted at Issues With the Film
But why did Lindelof and Brett-Gibson depart the upcoming Star Wars movie? Lindelof had hinted at issues with the project in an interview with Slash Film last month.
“I will just say, that for reasons that I can’t get into on this Sunday morning, on this day, the degree of difficulty is extremely, extremely, extremely high. If (the film) can’t be great, it shouldn’t exist,” Lindelof revealed. “That’s all I say. Because I have the same association with (‘Star Wars’) 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 reference and esteem, you start to get in the kitchen and you just go, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t be cooking. Maybe I should be just eating.’ We’ll just leave it at that point.” he added.
We’ll keep you posted as more news on the upcoming 2027 Star Wars film surfaces!