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Star Wars is set to take a break from the big screen after The Rise of Skywalker, and it looks like Lucasfilm has just found a pair of new collaborators.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has tapped director JD Dillard (Sleight) and writer Matt Owens (Luke Cage) to develop a new project. It’s still unclear if the two have been hired for a movie or a Disney+ series, but hopefully we get a solid update down the line.
It was said that the studio had already found someone to direct their 2022 movie, but January has come and gone and we have yet to get an official announcement. Could it be Dillard at the helm? Or should we wait for someone with more experience at least. I mean, with what went down with Gareth Edwards, Colin Trevorrow, and Phil Lord and Chris Miller, I’m hoping that Lucasfilm gets better when it comes to picking their directors.
Personally, I’m still waiting for Rian Johnson’s own trilogy in Star Wars. I absolutely loved the direction he took The Last Jedi, and was majorly bummed that The Rise of Skywalker decided to ret-con everything he built up. Hopefully, Lucasfilm would go a direction that’s more noble rather than pander to fans who hate on the franchise for the wrong reasons.
We don’t know what Dillard and Owens are working on as of now, but hopefully we get an official slate before the year ends.
The next Star Wars property coming out is the second season of The Mandalorian, and it hits Disney+ this October.