Breaking Star Wars news!

TheHollywoodReporter says that Lucasfilm has tapped Sleight director J.D. Dillard and writer Matt Owens (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage) to write a new Star Wars movie. 

The Hollywood Reporter learned Friday that a new Star Wars project is in the works: J.D. Dillard, best known for writing and directing the sci-fi thriller Sleight, and Matt Owens, a writer on Marvel shows Luke Cage and Agents of SHIELD, have been tapped to develop it. 

But insiders say it is undecided whether the project will be for the big screen or for the highly prioritized streaming platform. 

Plot details, character details and setting details are unknown and are being kept in the murky underworld of Exegol. It is unclear whether Dillard would direct should the project move forward. The Dillard project 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.

However, they’re not terribly sure if the film is theatrical or for Disney+. 

It should be noted that Disney CEO Bob Iger has gone on the record previously to stay that Disney+ wouldn’t likely air original Star Wars movies because of the costs involved. 

Not shocking since they normally cost $200+ million to make. 

They’re clear to make it known that this project is separate from the ones that Kevin Feige and Rian Johnson are working on. 

Keep in mind, Taika Waititi was recently linked for his own Star Wars film and then dismissed the reporting not too long ago. 

Dillard’s next project will be a Korean War film titled Devotion starring Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country, White Boy Rick) and Glen Powell (Top Gun 2: Maverick).

A pair of U.S. Navy fighter pilots risk their lives during the Korean War and become some of the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen.

 

SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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