Screenwriting Beau Willimon is heading to a galaxy, far, far away. The House of Cards writer is working on the script for Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi with James Mangold. The Hollywood Reporter had the news on Willimon and the script that’s said to be set 25,000 years before any of the current Star Wars stories we’ve had.

Dawn of the Jedii is the current working title for the film that was unveiled almost a year ago at Star Wars Celebration in London. Here’s what Mangold had to say about the film at that time.

“When I first started talking to Kathy [Kennedy] about doing one of these pictures, what occurred to me was thinking about what kind of genre of movie within Star Wars I wanted to do. And I thought about a Biblical epic, like a Ten Commandments, about the dawning of the Force. Where did the Force come from, when did we discover it, when did we learn how to use it?”

There are no plot details currently other than the time period for the film. Mangold will turn his attention to the film after he’s done with A Complete Unknown, which is a biopic about Bob Dylan starring Timothee Chalamet. The next Star Wars movie we can all look forward to in theaters is The Mandalorian & Grogu, which was announced for May 22nd, 2026. That’ll be the first Star Wars movie back in theaters since Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker.

Willimon is a massively accomplished writer who’s worked on shows like House of Cards and he’s been involved with Star Wars before with the first season of Andor. He wrote three episodes including the acclaimed “One Way Out”, which earned him an Emmy nomination.

This is a developing story and we’ll keep you updated as we get more information.

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Source: THR

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