Another successful Hollywood director is reportedly thinking about directing an untitled, yet-to-be-announced Star Wars movie. Who isn’t these days, really?
Deadpool 3 and Stranger Things Season 5 director Shawn Levy is allegedly in talks to direct a Star Wars film, according to Deadline. No other details about the project are currently available.
This isn’t the first Marvel director to presumably jump from the universe of superheroes (one of them, anyway) to a galaxy far, far away — Jon Favreau ranks pretty high on that growing list, but Taika Waititi is supposedly still working on his Star Wars movie. So we’ll see.
The past few years have been full of alleged Star Wars movies attached to directors who rarely have actual updates on the progress of their supposed projects. See: Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron film, and of course the Rian Johnson trilogy that’s never actually going to happen and we all secretly know it. (It would be great. There’s no way we’ll ever be that blessed.)
Directors in talks for a project aren’t necessarily committed to anything, and Deadline’s report isn’t a confirmation that yet another Star Wars movie is happening when we likely won’t even see a new one until 2024. If movies are still in Star Wars’ future, at least there’s hope we might get one from a solid director such as this.
Levy is currently finishing up post-production on Netflix’s All the Light We Cannot See, and will work with both Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds on the next Deadpool sequel (what a time to be alive). He’s also responsible for what will be the final episodes of Stranger Things. So he’s quite busy at the moment, but apparently there could be some Star Wars in his eventual future.
Until then — screaming goats in Star Wars when?
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