New 'Star Wars' Movie Coming From 'Sleight' Director and 'Luke Cage' Writer

According to a new report, Lucasfilm has hired Sleight and Sweetheart director J.D. Dillard and Luke Cage and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. writer Matt Owens to develop a new Star Wars movie. Here’s what we know so far.

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that a new Star Wars movie is in the works from Dillard and Owens. THR says it’s still unclear if Dillard will direct should the project move forward. It’s also currently undecided whether this movie will be released theatrically, or made specifically for the newly-launched streaming platform Disney+.

As expected, details about the new film are scarce at the moment – we don’t know anything about the plot, characters, or settings that may be featured. But one thing the report does tell us is that the new film “is understood to be unrelated to a Star Wars film pitch by Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige and potential work from Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.”

Last summer, Disney set release dates for three future Star Wars movies for December 23, 2022, December 20, 2024, and December 18, 2026. THR says those release dates are still on the calendar. We previously thought that one of them would be earmarked for at least one movie from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, but that duo has since left Lucasfilm to focus on their Netflix deal.

This is a breaking story. We’re adding details as we speak, so refresh for more information.

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