Damon Lindelof, Justin Britt-Gibson Exit Secret ‘Star Wars’ Movie – Deadline
Lucasfilm’s top-secret Star Wars movie to be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has lost its screenwriters, Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson, Deadline can confirm.
Pic’s plot details remain under wraps, though we understand that Obaid-Chinoy remains at the helm, with further details on the project to be unveiled at next month’s Star Wars Celebration. Sources suggest that the film is still in a solid position to be one of the first out of the gate for the franchise, on the heels of 2019’s Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.
While the specific reasoning behind the departure of Lindelof and Britt-Gibson hasn’t been disclosed, the former hinted at the possibility that he might exit the film in an interview with SlashFilm unveiled earlier this month.
“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 [the film] can’t be great, it shouldn’t exist,” shared Lindelof. “That’s all I’ll say, because I have the same association with [Star Wars] 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 point.”
News of the Star Wars scribes’ departure was first reported by Above the Line.
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