Lucasfilm’s Upcoming Star Wars Movie Has Generated Controversy After Writer Shakeups And Uncertainty About The Script.
Lucasfilm, the production company behind the Star Wars franchise, has two untitled films set to release in 2025 and 2027. Director Taika Waititi’s and Ms. Marvel writer Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s respective films are the top candidates for these releases. Recent shakeups in the writing department have caused some uncertainty about the upcoming films. Despite this, Lucasfilm remains committed to releasing the 2025 film and announcing its anticipated title.
According to the reports, the title of the next Star Wars movie, as well as additional details, is expected to be announced at Star Wars Celebration in April. This will be the first Star Wars movie since 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker.
After screenwriters Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson left the project, Steven Knight of Peaky Blinders fame was brought on to write the script for the upcoming film. The movie will still be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. The Lucasfilm Studios Showcase panel on Friday, April 7, is likely where the 2025 film will be announced.
Despite reports that the film already has a completed script and attached talent, Damon Lindelof’s comment that “If [the film] can’t be great, it shouldn’t exist” raises concerns about the project’s current state. It remains to be seen whether Steven Knight was brought on to change the script or keep it as is. However, if Lucasfilm is committed to the release slot, it makes sense for them to reveal the title at Star Wars Celebration.
Fans can expect the next Star Wars movie to be set after the events of The Rise of Skywalker and potentially include returning characters. The exact title of the movie is anyone’s guess, but Star Wars Celebration in April may hold the answers.