Secret Star Wars Movie Finds Its New Writer
Following Damon Lindelof’s departure from the secretive Star Wars movie currently in the works, a new writer has been brought on to write the screenplay.
Variety is reporting that Steven Knight, who is best known as the creator of the popular series Peaky Blinders, has been tapped to write the Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy-directed Star Wars film. Knight has written quite a few movies in addition to his TV work, including 2018’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web and 2021’s Spencer, and is even the co-creator of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? alongside David Briggs and Mike Whitehill.
This secret Star Wars movie is reportedly expected to be one of the first Star Wars movies to come out since the 2019 installment Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which was directed by J.J. Abrams. Little else is known about the project, though Lindelof’s departure marks the latest in a number of behind-the-scenes changes to the franchise’s future.
Quite a few Star Wars projects are currently on the horizon, including the Disney+ series Ahsoka, The Acolyte, and Skeleton Crew. The third season of The Mandalorian is currently releasing weekly on the streaming platform, while the video game Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is nearing its April 28 release date.