Lindelof Talks “Star Wars” Writing Difficulty


The way forward for “Star Wars” on the cinema received somewhat murkier just lately as numerous tasks in growth had been outright scrapped.

Simply over per week in the past got here phrase that each Patty Jenkins’ “Rogue Squadron” movie and a film that was to be produced by Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige are each successfully useless and now not in growth.

They be a part of “Recreation of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss’ proposed challenge which was ditched a couple of years again. Filmmaker Rian Johnson continues to be requested about his challenge and he’s nonetheless , however his “Knives Out 3” and “Poker Face” Season 2 commitments will hold him busy till properly into 2024.

That actually leaves solely two movies standing – the Taika Waititi-directed one, and one from two-time Oscar-winning documentarian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy which has “Watchmen” and “The Leftovers” showrunner Damon Lindelof connected to co-write.

Lindelof popped up this week at SXSW to advertise his new Peacock collection “Mrs. Davis” and was requested by Slashfilm about crafting a “Star Wars” film. He responded with an attention-grabbing reply indicating he’s solely doing it if it’s precisely proper:

“I’ll simply say, that for causes that I can’t get into on this Sunday morning, on this present day, the diploma of problem is extraordinarily, extraordinarily, extraordinarily excessive. If it may’t be nice, it shouldn’t exist.

That’s all I’ll say, as a result of I’ve the identical affiliation with it as you do, which is, it’s the primary film I noticed sitting in my dad’s lap, 4 years previous, Could of ’77.

I believe it’s doable that generally if you maintain one thing in such excessive reverence and esteem, you begin to get within the kitchen and also you simply go, ‘Perhaps I shouldn’t be cooking. Perhaps I ought to simply be consuming.’ We’ll simply depart it at that time.”

Lindelof’s title has been connected for over a 12 months alongside Justin Britt-Gibson, who’s co-writing the movie which is rumored to happen after the occasions of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” however received’t contain the Skywalker storyline.

It’s believed this challenge, much more than Waititi’s, is the one being earmarked for a possible December 2025 launch with one thing to be introduced subsequent month at Star Wars Celebration which takes place in London on the weekend of April seventh.

In the meantime, Lindelof’s “Mrs. Davis” premieres on Peacock on April twentieth.