A galaxy far, far away is grouping up with the creator of Peaky Blinders. Variety reports that Steven Knight is joining the creative team for Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars film directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. This news comes after yesterday’s report that Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson had left the project.

This movie is widely expected to be the next theatrically released Star Wars film since 2019’s Rise of Skywalker. More information is speculated to come at next month’s Star Wars Celebration in London.

Knight is a veteran of the screenwriting business with dramas like Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises, Allied, and of course Peaky Blinders on his resume.

Plot details are unknown, but it’s said that this film takes place after the sequel trilogy.


Courtesy of: Lucasfilm

Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Lucasfilm indefinitely shelved Patty Jenkins‘s Rogue Squadron film and Kevin Feige‘s film he was working on with writer Michael Waldron. At least we still have Taika Waititi‘s film to look forward to. He’s writing, directing, and possibly starring in it. That film could release in the December 2025 slot that Lucasfilm has open on their schedule. This isn’t the first bit of turmoil to come out of Lucasfilm. Movies from Patty Jenkins, J.D. Dillard, and David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were all canceled or shelved.

Don’t forget about the turmoil surrounding both Solo: A Star Wars Story and Rogue One. Both of those films had huge issues behind the scenes, including the original directors for Solo being replaced by Ron Howard.

As for Star Wars, it’s really only been about the Disney+ series recently. The MandalorianThe Book of Boba Fett, and animated shows like The Bad Batch have been doing some heavy lifting. It’s a shame that we haven’t had any recent films besides 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker.

We’ll have to see how this story develops as we get more news.

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Source: Variety

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