More names pass through the revolving door of the rumoured Star Wars film, following the reported departure of Damon Lindelof.
The last we heard, Damon Lindelof had left (alongside fellow screenwriter Justin Britt-Gibson) the upcoming Star Wars film before it was formally announced. This followed months of back-and-forth rumours about whether or not the film would go ahead at all.
Now, Variety reports that Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight is believed to write the screenplay for the untitled Star Wars project, while Ms Marvel’s Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is still attached as the director. This would be the first film to be announced by Lucasfilm since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, for which a formal announcement is believed to be imminent at the Star Wars Celebration Europe at the beginning of April.
You might have seen Knight’s work before in crime dramas like 2002’s Dirty Pretty Things and 2007’s Eastern Promises. Since then, he has also worked on a number of films before creating and executive producing the BBC period drama Peaky Blinders, set in Birmingham.
There are currently three Star Wars films thought to still be in progress at Lucasfilm, including a project from and starring Taika Waititi (known for his comedic entries to the MCU) and a title from Shawn Levy, once his work on Marvel’s Deadpool 3 and Netflix’s All the Light We Cannot See.