New ‘Star Wars’ Movie in Development

A Storm trooper helmet is seen during a Star Wars nine-movie marathon culminating with the latest chapter in the franchise, 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker', at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 19 December 2019. EPA-EFE/CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA

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Lucasfilm is developing a new “Star Wars” feature film with “Sleight” writer-director J.D. Dillard and “Luke Cage” writer Matt Owens, Variety has confirmed.

The project is still in its very early stages, and all further details — characters, location, time period within the “Star Wars” creative galaxy — remain a mystery. That includes whether Dillard would direct the film, or whether the project would premiere in theaters or on Disney Plus.

Should the project land a green light, however, it would be the first time black filmmakers were lead creative forces behind a live-action “Star Wars” movie.

Read more via Variety

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