Since the end of the Skywalker saga, the Star Wars franchise has been looking for the next big screen success. Now the series has to cope with another setback, because two important actors have left the next film project.
Although Star Wars is still one of the biggest names in entertainment, it’s going the planning for the next cinema appearance of the sci-fi series is anything but smooth. After it became known only recently that two film ideas had to be scrapped, another project has now lost two important screenwriters.
Star Wars: Screenwriters Abandon New Movie Project
With Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson two well-known authors and producers have turned their backs on a planned Star Wars film. The project was rumored to have been announced at the Star Wars Celebration 2023 event in April. Filming is scheduled to start in February 2024, but all further information about the film’s plot and characters is still classified.
While Britt-Gibson has previously worked on series such as Banshee, Into the Badlands, and The Strain, Lindelof has been, among others appeared as the showrunner of Lost and Watchmen. According to a report from Above the Line, Lindeloff and Britt-Gibson submitted a screenplay in February but pulled out of the project shortly thereafter. Lindelof recently commented that the level of difficulty for the project was very, very high and if the film couldn’t be perfect, it shouldn’t exist. (Source: AboveTheLine)
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Disney blamed Star Wars troubles on itself
Since the Disney takeover, the Star Wars franchise has had massive problems on the big screen – while the sequel trilogy was able to bring in large sums of money financially, episodes 7 to 9 ranked in between lazy nostalgia, community-rending controversy, and disastrous irrelevance, which downplayed the fate of several characters in the original series. Solo: A Star Wars Story didn’t really convince anyone either. Only Rogue One managed to inspire both critics and fans.
Given the recent history of the series and the in parts notorious fan communityit is not surprising that Lindelof describes the development of the film project as difficult.
As the new Star Wars project tumbles, fans can already look forward to a space epic coming to Netflix: