LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 02: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy attends Disney+ And Marvel's New Television Series  "Ms. Marvel" Premiere at El Capitan Theatre on June 02, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/WireImage)
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Damon Lindelof's Star Wars Movie Finds a Director in Ms. Marvel's Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Deadline reports, based on multiple sources, that Damon Lindelof, the co-creator and/or showrunner of "Lost," "The Leftovers," and HBO's "Watchmen," was working on a hush-hush "Star Wars" movie. Additionally, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy — who most recently helmed two episodes of the Disney+ series "Ms. Marvel" — is attached to direct.
This is huge because there hasn't been a new "Star Wars" movie since 2019's "The Rise of Skywalker," and since then, the franchise has shifted to streaming programs like "The Mandalorian" and "Andor." Obaid-Chinoy's directorial involvement was reportedly a crucial factor in the development, so her "own vision for where they see this story headed gets included in the script."
According to Deadline, this Lindelof project "seems to have the most momentum out of all the films currently in development at the studio." That said, the addition of Obaid-Chinoy as director adds an interesting wrinkle to all of this, and Lindelof showed with "Watchmen" that he could still do right by a beloved franchise.