New Star Wars movie in development from Sleight director, Luke Cage writer

New Star Wars movie in development from Sleight director, Luke Cage writer

However, Heat Vision has learned that J.D. Dillard, best known for writing and directing the sci-fi thriller Sleight, and Matt Owens, a writer on Marvel shows Luke Cage and Agents of SHIELD, have been tapped to write a new Star Wars film.

Background: Matt is now adapting the manga series One Piece for Netflix after working as a story editor on the streaming giant's Luke Cage and The Defenders, as well as ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The abandoned Star Wars film trilogy from Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff was reportedly going to take place thousands of years before the events of the Skywalker Saga to explore the origins of the Jedi.

As both outlets note, it's plausible that any new Star Wars movie could be considered for Disney Plus, given how massively successful The Mandalorian has been on the platform.

"The priority in the next few years is television with The Mandalorian Season 2 coming in October and then more coming from The Mandalorian thereafter, including the possibility of infusing it with more characters and the possibility of taking those characters in their own direction in terms of series". It's also now undecided whether this movie will be released theatrically, or made specifically for the newly-launched streaming platform Disney+. On the TV spectrum, fans can also expect Mandalorian S2, a Rogue One prequel series and an Obi-Wan series all to hit Disney+ soon. Dillard got his start at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot, Productions worked in production and technical support for 2015′s "The Force Awakens", and had an acting credit in "The Rise of Skywalker" as a Stormtrooper named FN-1226. The last we heard about Feige and Star Wars came back in September when Walt Disney Studios co-chairman Alan Horn announced Feige would be producing a Star Wars film alongside Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

Disney and Lucasfilm declined to comment when reached.

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