‘Star Wars’ movie cancelled, director reportedly fired

The highly anticipated development star wars The film stopped and was cancelled.

star wars has become one of the most acclaimed franchises of all time, spawning a total of 12 movies and nine TV series, but that doesn’t mean Disney and Lucasfilms are ready to slow down just yet. As fans anticipate the next season of The Mandalorian, they also look ahead to what might be expected for new movies to come.

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Although we thought we had an idea of ​​what was to come next for the star wars franchise, it seems those plans have taken a back seat.

Last year, acclaimed screenwriter and director JD Dillard was tapped to be the next to helm a new star wars project, which was rumored to be potentially exploring the dark side of the force.

The 2021 report of THR read:

… a new Star Wars project is in the works: JD Dillard, best known for writing and directing the sci-fi thriller Sleight, and Matt Owens, a writer for the Marvel shows Luke Cage and Agents of SHIELD, have been tapped to develop it . But insiders say it’s undecided whether the project will be for the big screen or for Disney’s high-priority streaming platform.

Details of the plot, characters, and settings are unknown and are kept in the murky underworld of Exegol. It’s also unclear if Dillard would direct if the project went ahead. The Dillard project is believed to be unrelated to a Star Wars movie pitch by Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige and the potential work of Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.

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However, we have learned through his last comments that this project has been cancelled.

Dillard shared that his father was an airman and that the film’s premise could have included a deeper look at TIE fighters and the like.

“My dad being an aviator, we had a bunch of flight simulators, including TIE Fighter,” Dillard said. “I’ve been playing this game for months. And my dad drives it with me. And I’m like, ‘Man, this game is so cool.’ And he’s like, ‘Well, you know, this game is from a movie series.’ And I was like, ‘You’re kidding me.’ That’s where I looked star wars for the first time and realized the full extent of what it meant to build a world because I was playing this pseudo-16-bit game.

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In addition to the cancellation of this movie, we also previously reported that Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, which was to be a spin-off film released in 2023, has been removed from Disney’s release schedule. It hasn’t been confirmed as “cancelled,” but all signs point to it not happening, at the very least, for an extended period of time.

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