"Star Wars": First Film Since 2019 Now With Screenwriter And Oscar Director

"Lost" Creator Damon Lindelof Is Responsible for the Screenplay

by Pierre Lorenz on October 26, 2022

Rumors about the upcoming "Star Wars" movie have been circulating since the beginning of the year, mainly triggered by Deadline. It was suspected that Damon Lindelof was working on an upcoming "Star Wars" film, and even a possible director was supposedly known. Well, now the rumors were indeed proven true, and it was revealed that Damon Lindelof, best known as the creator of "Lost", is in creative charge of writing the first "Star Wars" film since 2019. The director has now also been revealed: Namely, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who has already won two Oscars for the documentaries "Saving Face" and "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness". The Pakistani filmmaker has previously worked for Disney as well, having most recently directed the MCU series "Ms. Marvel". 

Nothing has leaked out about the plot of the new "Star Wars" movie yet. However, the flick is bound to attract a fair amount of attention, since the franchise is in need of a successful movie release after so many series. There are other "Star Wars" movies being worked upon behind the scenes, however, this movie by Obaid-Chinoy and Lindelof is sure to have the best chance of being released in the near future. We'll keep you posted on further announcements. 

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