With the last Star Wars film being The Rise of Skywalker back in 2019 Disney have been focussing far more of TV series with a fair degree of acclaim but news has emerged that a new Star Wars is about to go into production and here’s what we know about Star Wars X…….
- A writers room was formed just after 2022’s Star Wars Celebration. It lasted for two weeks in July and included Patrick Somerville, who worked with Damon Lindelof on Leftovers Rayna McClendon, a consulting producer on Lucasfilm’s own Obi-Wan Kenobi and writer on the company’s upcoming Willow series; and Andy Greenwald, the creator of the 2019 Rosario Dawson crime drama Briarpatch. There were also other undisclosed writers.
- Damon Lindelhof (Prometheus, Watchmen TV series) will be co-writing the script
- co-writing with him will be Justin Britt-Gibson (“Counterpart”)
- Two time Oscar winner and Ms Marvel helmer Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is set to direct
- The film is slated to open on 25th December 2025
- It will be a stand alone film rather than the start of a new trilogy
- Although it will not be a continuation the story is thought to take place after the events of The Rise of Skywalker, and will feature some of the characters from the third Star Wars trilogy.
So that’s what we know about Star Wars X so far but there’s been a number of other name directors mentioned in regard to future Star Wars films. In 2020 that Patty Jenkins was announced as director of “Rogue Squadron” for a Dec. 2023 release but this was pulled from its release schedule in September 2022. In fact none of the future “Star Wars” projects, have been officially announced but were all known to be in varying stages of development — including from Taika Waititi and Kevin Feige. Most recently screenwriter Michael Waldron (“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”) had told the trade papers that he had started writing a Star Wars script that Kevin Feige would produce, but the writer is currently writing Avengers Secret Wars so any Star Wars script from him would seem to be a long way off.