James Mangold’s Star Wars movie will create ‘a Star Wars Zero’


Director James Mangold explores his inspiration for his ‘Dawn of the Jedi’ Star Wars film.

Star Wars Celebration saw a flurry of exciting announcements, including the promise of not one, not two, but three new Star Wars films on their way. One of them will come from James Mangold, the director behind Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, and go further back in the Star Wars timeline than any other title has ever done before.

The movie will visit 25,000 years before the events we know of in a galaxy far, far away and focus on the very first Jedi discovering their connection with the Force. While speaking with Screen Rant, Mangold explained that he aims to make ‘a Star Wars Zero’ and was inspired by ‘the idea of where it all started’.

“Where was the Force born? To me, a movie always has to have a question to answer,” the director said. “Some singular thing that you can say it’s about. Not just connecting plot of who built this when and who’s going to defeat [who], but what’s it about?

“To me, this is about this discovery.”

Early descriptions of the film likened it to a Biblical setting for the Star Wars universe. An early working name for the movie is Dawn of the Jedi, although that’s not confirmed as an official title.

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