New ‘Star Wars’ Film Reportedly Being Developed By Damon Lindelof

Rumors about the future of Star Wars on the big screen are a dime a dozen. We’ve heard of multiple possible projects, some we know were actually happening like Patty Jenkins’ shelved Rogue Squadron, and others that MIGHT happen with Taika Waititi and Marvel chief Kevin Feige. Another filmmaker who has long been talked about is Lost and Watchmen creator Damon Lindelof, and those rumors have resurfaced.

According to The Ankler, Lindelof is working on a Star Wars movie for Lucasfilm. What is it? Nobody knows. Who is involved? Nobody knows. Is he writing it, directing it, or maybe co-writing with another? That’s also unclear. Actually, the report is pretty thin except to say that rumors are “persistent”, which isn’t saying much at all.

Of course, Lindelof has been mentioned for a galaxy far far away before, particularly around the time of Tomorrowland‘s release in 2015, the same year that his Lost pal JJ Abrams released The Force Awakens. Lindelof and Lucasfilm seems like a good fit. He’s a filmmaker who likes to tackle ambitious projects, but not so ambitious that he can’t make a Star Trek or a Prometheus, as well.

Travis Hopson
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