If there's one thing we can all agree, it's that it's a good idea to put the guy from Lost in charge of Star Wars , right? … Right ? Just three years after J.J. Abrams wrapped up his divisive sequel trilogy, his sometime partner in crime Damon Lindelof is officially joining the circus for a new big-screen outing in a galaxy far, far away, per Deadline . Fans are certain to react very normally to this news. Lindelof is joined in this venture by Ms. Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Deadline reports that “production is likely far out” on this project, but Lindelof (who is co-writing with an unknown partner) and Lucasfilm wanted “a director be brought on so that person's own vision for where they see this story headed gets included in the script.” Since the dubious reception of The Rise Of Skywalker , Lucasfilm has obviously thrown its weight behind television projects, from The Mandalorian through Andor . Several feature-length projects have been in the works, with lots of major names being thrown around, but so far nothing has come fully to fruition. Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron was pulled from the release schedule, while Taika Waititi's entry —earlier this year reported as the next big screen Star Wars— is still percolating in development. Per Deadline , Lucasfilm is being extra careful about its theatrical slate and “don't see a need to rush out that next franchise.” However, despite how early in the process the Lindelof/Obaid-Chinoy project is, […]
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