Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson leaves the secret Star Wars film

Writers Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson have exited their roles on the top secret Star Wars film in production, reports movie insider Jeff Sneider

This has been subsequently confirmed by other websites, including Deadline

Sharmeen Obaird-Chinoy will still direct the film.

Production for the film isn’t scheduled to start in February 2024, with a release date of December 2025. 

No reason was given for the departure of Lindelof and Britt-Gibson. 

Lucasfilm has yet to confirm whether or not the film exists.

Earlier this month, Lindelof spoke to SlashFilm about whether he wants to be involved with a Star Wars film.

““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.”

Back in October, sources from Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter revealed that a secret Star Wars film is in production, with Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson.

The last Star Wars film to come out in cinemas with The Rise of Skywalker in 2019. By the time December 2025 rolls around, it will have been six years since a Star Wars film was released. 

In the intervening time, Star Wars has had several projects come out on Disney+, including The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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