On October 23, 2022, it was announced that Damon Lindelof was working flat out on his own “Star Wars” film. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has reportedly signed on to direct the film, which has no release date or window as of the time of this writing (via The Hollywood Reporter). The following day, THR announced that Justin Britt-Gibson, whose bonafides include The Strain and The Counterpart, is helping Lindelof with the screenwriting. The source also notes that their pairing came about after a secret writers room took place after Star Wars Celebration 2022.
It’s said that at this secret meeting, a group of creatives (possibly including the mastermind behind ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’, Dave Filoni) got together to likely discuss the ‘Star Wars’ movie. Apparently it’s designed as a standalone adventure, but should it succeed, there’s a chance it could lead to multiple sequels. Perhaps most interestingly, this mysterious feature could take place after the events of The Rise of Skywalker, and while it wouldn’t necessarily keep the nine-film Skywalker saga alive, it could include characters from the sequel trilogy, to to keep their stories going.
Time will tell what will become of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson’s Star Wars movie, but one thing’s for sure that’s definitely worth keeping an eye on in the future.