Report: Lucasfilm Developing a New Star Wars Film with J.D. Dillard


Lucasfilm is developing a new Star Wars feature film with Sleight writer-director J.D. Dillard and Luke Cage writer Matt Owens, Variety has confirmed.

The project is still in its very early stages, and all further details — characters, location, time period within the Star Wars creative galaxy — remain a mystery. That includes whether Dillard would direct the film, or whether the project would premiere in theaters or on Disney+.

Should the project land a greenlight, however, it would be the first time black filmmakers were lead creative forces behind a live-action Star Wars movie.

Disney/Lucasfilm declined to comment.

The murkiness of the platform for this prospective new Star Wars project, meanwhile, seems to only further cloud the future of Star Wars at Disney.

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