A Star Wars Film Helmed By The Watchmen EP Will Be released After The Rise Of Skywalker Movie
Damon Lindelof's Star Wars picture will take place after 2019's Rise of Skywalker, but it will not continue the Skywalker narrative.
The upcoming Star Wars feature picture, directed by Damon Lindelof of Watchmen and Lost, will take place after the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The forthcoming Star Wars movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter, will take place after the events of 2019's The Rise of Skywalker, which finished the film franchise's sequel trilogy.
However, Lindelof's film will not continue the plot begun by the Skywalker saga with A New Hope in 1977. According to reports, the untitled picture is meant to be a standalone feature rather than a trilogy, however, the project might lead to further films depending on its financial success.
It was just reported that Lindelof will direct a new Star Wars film and co-write the script with Justin Britt-Gibson. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Ms. Marvel) will helm the film. In May 2020, Lindelof claimed that he was interested in returning to the Star Wars world "at some time, but certainly not in the near future." He said, "Perhaps a decade from now when I won't be blamed for wrecking it. That would be hilarious." However, reports surfaced in March that the famed showrunner was working on a new film for Lucasfilm.
Since the release of The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, Lucasfilm has been on a Star Wars film sabbatical, which Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy attributes to the unsustainable nature of the former release schedule, which saw at least one picture enter theaters each year. "Anyone who enters the Star Wars universe should understand that it's a three-, four-, or five-year commitment," she remarked in May. "That is all it takes. You can't come in for a year, film something, and then go... That type of caring is required."
This development might mean that Lucasfilm's cinematic drought is coming to an end. Along with Lindelof's unknown project, Wonder Woman filmmaker Patty Jenkins was revealed to helm Rogue Squadron, with a December 2023 release date, yet the picture was postponed indefinitely in November 2021. A Star Wars pictures from Thor: Love and Thunder filmmaker Taika Waititi is still in the works, as is a new trilogy of films from Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter