Damon Lindelof reported to have exited upcoming Star Wars project

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A new report claims that screenwriter Damon Lindelof is now no longer attached to an upcoming Star Wars movie project.

Despite recent rumours to the contrary, it now appears that Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Damon Lindelof may not be exploring a galaxy far, far away in a potential future Star Wars film after all. Earlier this month it was claimed that Lindelof’s project would be the next Star Wars movie to hit the big screen, with a tentative release date planned for December 19, 2025.

The previous report seemed to confirm that the screenwriters Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson would be collaborating with director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on the film, possibly featuring a POC lead. However, a new story from Above the Line states that both screenwriters have now exited the project, mere days after submitting a revised draft of the movie’s script.

The report goes on to say that Lucasfilm already has a replacement writer on board, although there are no details as to whom it might be. Production on the next Star Wars film is said to begin in February 2024, but there’s been no word yet on which time period the potential movie may be set in or whether any characters from the existing trilogies will be making an appearance.

There’s no confirmation yet from Disney or Lucasfilm regarding Lindelof and Britt-Gibson’s rumoured departure from the project, so we’re treating this as pure speculation for now. Above the Line goes on to say that details of the next Star Wars cinematic outing, including a title and brief synopsis, will be announced at next month’s Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023 event, which takes place at ExCel London from April 7-10.

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