Damon Lindelof has Allegedly Exited His Star Wars Movie
Published 2 months ago
Though shows like Andor and The Mandalorian have been a success, Star Wars has kind of been in a creative hole ever since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, with several directors having come and gone including Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins.
One collaboration that had everyone excited is one with Watchmen creator Damon Lindelof, but it looks like he could be out of the picture. As per Above the Line, Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson have exited their upcoming Star Wars movie, but director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is still attached to direct.
Lindelof and Britt-Gibson were said to have submitted their script last February, and left the project days after. We don’t know exactly why they left, but this quote from /Film from Lindelof is believed to be a hint at his exit:
“I will just say, that for reasons that I can’t get into on this Sunday morning, on this day, the degree of difficulty is extremely, extremely, extremely high… If it can’t be great, it shouldn’t exist. That’s all I’ll say, because I have the same association with it as you do, which is, it’s the first movie I saw sitting in my dad’s lap, four years old, May of ’77. I think it’s possible that sometimes when you hold something in such high reverence and esteem, you start to get in the kitchen and you just go, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t be cooking. Maybe I should just be eating.’ We’ll just leave it at that.”
We don’t have any details about LIndelof’s project, but it’s said that it would be taking place after the Sequel timeline, which gave fans hope that Rey Skywalker would be making a return. Rumors have also been going around that Daisy Ridley has been gearing up to come back to the franchise, but so far, we haven’t gotten any official updates.
I’ll admit, though Lindelof’s works haven’t been perfect, they have been very strong when it comes to writing, with series like Lost, Watchmen, and The Leftovers under his belt. We don’t know what his Star Wars project was going to contain, but I was hoping for something closer to The Last Jedi and Andor as compared to the nostalgia-bombs like Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Rise of Skywalker.
No release date has been announced for Lindelof’s Star Wars film.