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A recent rumor has come out that Emmy Award winning screenwriter, producer and director Damon Lindelof will be put in charge of his own Star Wars film project.
The screenwriter is perhaps best known for his involvement with television shows such as Lost, The Leftovers and the 2019 Watchmen. He also worked on films such as 2009’s Star Trek reboot and it’s sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness, as well as 2011’s Cowboys & Aliens, 2012’s Prometheus, 2013’s World War Z and 2015’s Tomarrowland.
Though not yet confirmed by either Lucasfilm or Lindelof himself, it is noted that in 2020 the screenwriter did mention he wanted to work on either a Star Wars project:
“At some point, but certainly not in the immediate future, I feel like I would love to do something in the Star Wars universe. Maybe a decade from now when I would no longer be blamed for ruining it. That would be a hoot.“
If he does end up in charge of a Star Wars related project it isn’t known if he would produce the film, write it or direct it himself. But with his track record of projects that usually underperform either critically or financially perhaps he might not be the best man for the job. The 2019 HBO Watchmen series was so poorly received that it lasted only one season.
With Star Wars being one of Disney’s key intellectual properties for their Disney Plus streaming service you can definitely expect them to be developing more projects around the franchise. The upcoming Rogue Squadron solo film is the only Star Wars film project announced. Beyond that the series is mostly focused on tv series like The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.
Do you think that Damon would do a good job?
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