‘Star Wars’ movie in development from ‘Watchmen’ showrunner and ‘Ms. Marvel’ director, reports say

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(L-R) Regina King, Damon Lindelof attend Premiere Of HBO’s “Watchmen” at The Cinerama Dome on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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A new “Star Wars” movie is under development with a pair of buzzy names already attached, according to media reports.

Damon Lindelof, showrunner for ”Lost,” “The Leftovers” and ”Watchmen,” is co-writing the new Lucasfilm movie, with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy of “Ms. Marvel” signed on to direct, according to media entertainment site Deadline.

Obaid-Chinoy is best known for directing her Oscar-winning documentary shorts ”Saving Face” and ”A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.”

There’s no release date for the movie, and its plot is still under wraps. Lindelof’s co-writer is also yet to be reported. But the upcoming feature marks the first “Star Wars” film set for theaters since 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker.”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” was a massive success for the franchise, grossing $1 billion at the global box office. The studio has recently been focusing its efforts on its live-action series for Disney+, including “The Mandalorian,” “The Book of Boba Fett,” “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” and “Andor.”

In September, Disney pulled Patty Jenkins’ “Rogue Squadron” off its release schedule. The film was announced in 2020 and had been slated for a December 2023 release.

Other “Star Wars” film projects from Taika Waititi, Rian Johnson and Kevin Feige have yet to be officially announced by the studio or given release dates.

Sophie Tremblay

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