The Upcoming Star Wars Film will be Directed by Sharmeen Obaid

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Damon Lindelof, and the Director of ‘Ms. Marvel’ are Developing a New Movie Based on the Star Wars Universe

Sharmeen Obaid to direct upcoming Star Wars movie
Sharmeen Obaid to direct upcoming Star Wars movie

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will helm a new Star Wars film and that famous writer Damon Lindelof will co-write the script.

The speculation about Lindelof working on a Star Wars film has been going on for quite some time, but the news that Ms. Marvel director Obaid-Chinoy is on board was broken by Deadline on Sunday night. We were unable to reach representatives from Lucasfilm or Obaid-Chinoy for their thoughts. It is unclear with whom Lindelof is collaborating on the script.

After gaining notoriety as a co-creator of Lost, Lindelof has continued to make waves in the television industry with shows like The Leftovers and Watchmen. In the film industry, he has contributed to a number of Star Trek movies as well as Universal’s The Hunt.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is no stranger to the Disney family, having directed both Marvel and Ms. Marvel for Disney+. She originally gained prominence as a documentary filmmaker, making history as the first filmmaker of Pakistani descent to win an Academy Award. Both Saving Face (2012) and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015) is by her. She is also in talks to helm the upcoming Will Smith film Brilliance for Paramount.

Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Love and Thunder, was formally revealed to helm the movie in May 2020, with 1917 writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns composing the script. Other projects include a film to be produced by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige and written by Loki’s Michael Waldron. Waititi has worked with Star Wars before; he directed The Mandalorian and provided the voice for the robot IG-11.
Two unnamed Star Wars films from Disney are set for release in December 2025 and December 2027.

With Disney’s 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm, the studio set a path to produce a new Star Wars picture every year. The franchise, which had only released six films between 1977 and 2005, had a major expansion.

Written by Shaheer Ahmed


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