Variety has reported that the Steven Knight-written “Star Wars” film will be the first since 2019, with two further movies in Disney’s original three-film announcement also lined up. A Taika Waititi project, for which Waititi would direct and star, and a feature from Shawn Levy once he finishes other commitments round out the slate. Lucasfilm is expected to share more information regarding the Obaid-Chinoy/Knight movie at London’s Star Wars Celebration event in April.
Although both Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson had written a first draft for the project, their departure was one of many for Lucasfilm since the end of the Skywalker Saga over three years ago. Previously announced productions included a proposed motion picture from “Game of Thrones'” David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, which was scrapped.
Steven Knight became famous for his screenplays for the searing dramas “Dirty Pretty Things” and “Eastern Promises” in the 2000s. He later created the historical crime series “Peaky Blinders” in 2013.