Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof is reportedly co-writing and producing a new Star Wars movie with Ms. Marvel’s Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy sitting in the director’s chair.
Deadline recently sensed a disturbance in the force, reporting that the long-rumored Star Wars movie from Lindelof is finally moving forward. Lindelof is said to have teamed up with an as-yet-unannounced writing partner to pen the film’s script in collaboration with Ms. Marvel helmer Obaid-Chinoy, who has apparently been enlisted as the project’s director.
There’s no word yet on what the new movie will be about or exactly when it will be released, but Deadline indicates that the project has garnered the “most momentum” out of all the films currently in development at Lucasfilm, including Taika Waititi’s Star Wars feature and Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron — which recently got pulled from Disney’s release calendar.
Rumors of Lindelof working on a Star Wars movie surfaced in March when reports revealed that he had been approached to create a new entry in the Star Wars universe after publicly saying he would like to work in that universe. At the time, he joked: “Maybe a decade from now when I would no longer be blamed for ruining it. That would be a hoot.”
Lindelof is a polarizing figure for many people when it comes to the world of entertainment. His more recent projects like Watchmen and The Leftovers are often touted among the most critically acclaimed shows on television, while his divisive Lost finale and controversial Star Trek Into Darkness have prompted some fans question his work over the years.
Lindelof’s adventure in the galaxy far, far away remains to be seen, but it sounds like it will slot right into Lucasfilm’s masterplan for the Star Wars franchise. The studio has taken a break from making movies in recent years and pivoted towards television with Disney+ series The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, and many more still on the way.
Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for . Follow her on Twitter.