A new Star Wars film is reportedly in the works at Lucasfilm from Damon Lindelof and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

Deadline is reporting that Obaid-Chinoy of Ms. Marvel (2022) fame has been hired to direct with Lindelof penning the script. 

Though the film is still in early development, this is the first movement for a feature film in quite a while, following the mixed response received for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Obaid-Chinoy is the ideal candidate for directing a Star Wars film having just got off a successful run at Marvel Studios with the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel. Ironically, Disney was criticised for sharing the series’ release date with Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022)

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Lindelof is an acclaimed screenwriter who is bound to continue the Star Wars legacy while bringing his own nerdy flare. Most notebally, he penned the latest incarnation of HBO’s Watchmen (2019), World War Z (2013), Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013), Cowboys and Aliens (2011) and countless episodes of the legendary series Lost (2004). 

The Lost series is another interesting connection, having been created by J. J. Abrams, who directed both Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

Neither Lucasfilm, Obaid-Chinoy or Lindelof were available to comment. But that is no surprise considering the level of secrecy Disney implores to ensure there are no spoilers for their films and series’. 

For now, the latest Jedi content comes in the form of Andor which is currently streaming on Disney+. The series is receiving raving reviews from critics and fans alike, and continues to impress in terms of story and visual effects. 

Following that will be the animated shows Tales of the Jedi and The Bad Batch. But in 2023, fans can get excited for the return of Pedro Pascal in season three of the universally loved The Mandlorian. 

Check out the trailer for Andor:

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