Steven Knight will replace Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson as writer for Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars movie. This news comes from Variety.
Knight has been a screenwriter for many years, though is most well known for creating Peaky Blinders, a show that has run from 2013 until 2022, spanning six seasons.
He started his career writing gritty crime dramas like 2002’s Dirty Pretty Things and 2007’s Eastern Promises, though branched out to over areas, like 2014’s The Hundred Foot Journey, war thrillers like 2016’s Allied and even biopics 2021’s Spencer.
The film will be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who’s best known for her involvement with Ms. Marvel.
Lucasfilm has yet to announce the feature, but it’s widely expected they will do so at the upcoming Star Wars Celebrations event in London.
It will be the first time Star Wars Celebrations has been in London since 2016.
Lindelof and Britt-Gibson exited the film a few days before their replacement was announced.
Their reasons for exiting the production have yet to be given.
The film is expected to fill the December 2025 Star Wars release slot on Disney’s movie calendar.
It will be the first film to be released since 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker (TROS), the film that concluded the Skywalker Saga.
Since TROS, audiences have enjoyed several Disney+ shows, both live-action and animated, like The Mandalorian, Andor, and Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
Several more projects are in various states of production, such as a second season of Andor, and The Acolyte.
Taika Waititi also has a film in production, and Variety recently reported that the director is also looking to have a role in his own project.
It’s unclear when Waititi’s film will come out, though it could fit the 2027 Star Wars movie slot.
While audiences wait anxiously for Star Wars Celebrations to roll around, the third season of The Mandalorian is releasing on Disney+.