Steven Knight has taken up the sword from Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson in the new Star Wars film, which is expected to be released on December 19, 2025.
Recently, it became known that there were some problems in paradise with Lucasfilm. The project hit a snag, with reports indicating that Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson left the Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy-directed film after submitting a first draft in mid-February, with indications from Lindelof suggesting he has decided to leave the project. on his own terms instead of being fired. Obaid-Chinoy was reported to remain on the project, while a new writer, unnamed at the time, was indicated to be working to develop the first draft.
According Varietythat unnamed writer turned out to be Steven Knight, the creator and head writer of the BBC sensation Peaky Blinders. Knight’s body of work includes critically acclaimed crime dramas like nice and dirty things and eastern promisesalong with more character-focused films like pawn sacrifice and spencer. In terms of franchise work, Knight’s resume is relatively light. He recently wrote an outline for a new Superman film, though it ultimately passed in favor of writer-director James Gunn. Superman: Legacywhich will relaunch the DC Universe franchise in film, television, video games and animation.
As it stands, it is believed that Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Steven Knight’s Star Wars The project will be the most likely project in development at Lucasfilm to make it to a 2025 release date, though another project may take the place as Lucasfilm charts a course for the future of its distinctive big-screen brand. . An official announcement of this film, possibly along with others, is expected next month at Star Wars Celebration Europe, with speculation that Lucasfilm will formally reveal a title, brief synopsis, writer, and director at some point during the fan convention.
The next Star Wars the movies are slated for December 19, 2025 and December 17, 2027, though there are also rumors that a 2026 movie may be in development.
Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work on his college studies, he keeps busy reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, movie news network. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.