Shawn Levy in Early Talks to Direct ‘Star Wars’ Movie After ‘Deadpool 3’

Shawn Levy is in early talks with Lucasfilm to direct a “Star Wars” movie, Variety confirmed. There are no further details available on the project, as talks are still in their preliminary stages, and whatever Levy directs would have to wait until the prolific filmmaker has completed at least two more projects on his dance card. crowded.

For Marvel Studios, Levy has signed on to direct the third “Deadpool” movie, which stars Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, and is dated November 2024; and through his own production company, 21 Laps, Levy is set to direct episodes of the fifth and final season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” set to begin filming in 2023. He is currently in post-production on the limited series ” All the Light We Cannot See” for Netflix, which Levy directed and developed with Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders”).

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The news continues a wave of feature film development for “Star Wars” after a longer-than-expected fallow period for the revered film franchise. Along with Levy, Lucasfilm recently hired Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson (“The Counterpart”) to develop a screenplay for Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (“Ms. Marvel”) to direct. Rian Johnson said Variety in October that he’s still set to do the “Star Wars” trilogy that was first announced on the heels of the 2017 release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” but he’s committed to completing his “Knives Out” movies for Netflix first. And Michael Waldron (“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”) recounted Variety in May that he wrote a “Star Wars” script that Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige would produce.

Taika Waititi and Patty Jenkins also still have potential ‘Star Wars’ films in the works, although Jenkins’ film ‘Rogue Squadron’ was recently pulled from its December 22, 2023 release date, with no clear plans for when. it would go into manufacturing.

Disney still has an untitled “Star Wars” movie slated for release in December 2025, which would mark six years since “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” opened in theaters. Meanwhile, Lucasfilm has a solid slate of “Star Wars” titles for Disney+, including new seasons of “The Mandalorian” and “Andor,” and new series “The Acolyte,” “Ahsoka,” and “Skeleton Crew.” “.

Deadline first broke the news of Levy’s possible “Star Wars” movie.

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