Is a Damon Lindelof-signed Star Wars movie on the way?

Is a Damon Lindelof-signed Star Wars movie on the way?

In the midst of so many rumors and indiscretions, one thing is certain: the Star Wars galaxy will continue to grow. Following the close of the Skywalker saga with the prequel trilogy, Disney is well intent on expanding the narrative boundaries of the franchise. It is already doing it at the level of serial productions (with titles like Obi-Wan Kenobi, coming to Disney + on May 25), but the same commitment will also be lavished on cinema in the coming years. The cinematic universe of Star Wars, however, proceeds with more caution and discretion, so much so that there are many projects that have been rumored in recent times: the most recent, in chronological order, is the one that emerged in the last hours, that is, the one linked to a script wizard like Damon Lindelof.

Lindelof is considered one of the most enigmatic and ambitious authors and storytellers of the last decades: he was in fact co-creator of unreachable series such as Lost and The Leftovers, while in 2019 he won an Emmy for his work in Hbo adaptation of the graphic novel Watchmen, a miniseries of which they still want a sequel to this day. At the cinema he has instead contributed to signing films such as Prometheus, Star Trek: Into Darkness, World War Z and Tomorrowland. We are therefore talking about him as the author of a new chapter in the Star Wars saga, although for now there are no official confirmations or further details on how the writer intends to deal with this potentially infinite narrative material.

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Lindelof's choice, however, seems to be the most appropriate on paper: he has always elaborated truly complex stories, making suspense and the unpredictability of the plot his strongest stylistic keys, among other things trying to bring rather well-known superhero or epic themes on philosophical and existential territories. In addition, since Lost, Lindelof has collaborated several times with J.J. Abrams, who in turn signed The Awakening of the Force and The Rise of Skywalker.

However, it will be necessary to understand if and when Lindelof's film actually comes to light, given the rather fluid and crowded context that characterizes the cinematic future of Star Wars: Rian Johnson, former director of The Last Jedi, should in fact sign a new trilogy of films, of which, however, there is no further information, while the director of Wonder Woman Patty Jenkins is already working on the spin- off Rouge Squadron, scheduled for December 2023; two more films should be released in 2025 and 2027, for which the names of Kevin Feige, J.D. Dillard and Taika Waititi.