Last week, it was announced that Damon Lindelof (Lost, Watchmen) is developing a new Star Wars movie for Lucasfilm. Lindelof will co-write the new movie along with Justin Britt-Gibson (The Strain). Insiders say the script is still being written which means production most likely will not begin anytime soon.
However, according to a new report from The Hot Mic Podcast, which is hosted by John Rocha and Jeff Sneider, the film may hit the big screens earlier than previously thought. Sneider was actually the one who revealed the Lindelof rumor back in March.
According to what Sneider has heard, Damon Lindelof’s Star Wars movie will be the next Star Wars film to release in theaters in December 2025. You can see what Sneider said below:
“I do think it’s going to happen, in fact I think it has a release date. I’m trying to keep track of what I’m allowed to say…I think it’s going to come out in December 2025. December 19th, 2025. I’ve been saying that since I reported it, and I reported that story in March and I followed it up this Summer saying he’s been seen on the [Lucasfilm] lot and that kind of stuff.” – Jeff Sneider
Sneider went on to say, that he believes Lindelof’s film will inherit Taika Waititi’s Star Wars film release date.
“This is the release date Taika [Waititi] has right now, December 19th, 2025, but fans can read between the lines and look at what’s being reported, and yeah I don’t think he’s really there yet. Damon [Lindelof] will inherit that date.” – Jeff Sneider
As always, since nothing has been confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm, we will treat this as a rumor for now.
According to Deadline, Oscar-winner and Ms. Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is in talks to helm the project.
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.