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Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson Reportedly Exit Star Wars Film

Damon Lindelof (Lost, Watchmen) and Justin Britt-Gibson (The Strain) have reportedly exited the Star Wars film they were working on. It was revealed that the duo was attached to write the project over a year ago.

According to Above the Line, Lindelof and Britt-Gibson turned in a draft of the script in mid-February and parted ways with the project just days later.  The outlet also reports, Lucasfilm already has a new writer on board, though ATL was unable to ascertain their identity. Production is slated to start in February 2024 ahead of the film’s planned release date on Dec. 19, 2025.

As always, since nothing has been confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney, we will treat this as a rumor for now.

Plot details for the new film are being kept under wraps however it will be set after the events of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. The film is not a continuation of the Skywalker Saga but could feature characters who were introduced in the sequel trilogy.

Oscar-winner and Ms. Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is still attached to helm the project.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been rumored to have been cast as one of the leads in the upcoming film, however, that has not been confirmed.

Lucasfilm is expected to reveal its plans for the future at Star Wars Celebration 2023 which takes place the weekend of April 7th in London. Lucasfilm’s Studios Showcase panel is scheduled for Friday, April 7, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM British Summer time.

Source: Above the Line

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