New Star Wars Film In The Works

It's unclear whether it will be released in cinemas or Disney+.

A new Star Wars film is in the works, although it is unclear whether it will be released on cinemas or Disney+.

The Hollywood Reporter suggests that director JD Dillard and writer Matt Owens have been approached to develop the project, although it remains unclear what roles they will have.

Dillard recently wrote and directed the Blumhouse-produced sci-fi thriller Sleight, whilst Owens has penned scripts for Marvel shows Luke Cage and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Should this project, which is unrelated to the ones being developed by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and Rian Johnson, be greenlit, it would be the first time black filmmakers were lead creative forces behind a live-action Star Wars movie.

Disney chief Bob Iger has previously suggested that the Star Wars franchise's foreseeable future was on television after the success of The Mandalorian. Iger confirmed that there would be a second season of the Disney+ series and hinted at other spin-off projects.

He added: "[There is] more coming from The Mandalorian thereafter including the possibility of infusing it with more characters and the possibility of taking those characters in their own directions in terms of series."

Future films are in development, with the latest scheduled for 2022, although Iger has suggested that they Disney won't be making any announcements for the time being.

He said: "We have not announced any specific plans for movies thereafter. There are movies in development, but we have not announced them."

Bob previously suggested that Disney released too many Star Wars films within a brief period.

He said: "I have said publicly that I think we made and released too many Star Wars films over a short period of time. I have not said that they were disappointing in any way. I've not said that I'm disappointed in their performance. I just think that there's something so special about a Star Wars film, and less is more."— BANG

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