Shawn Levy in Early Talks About Directing Post-Deadpool 3 Star Wars Movie

Shawn Levy is in early negotiations with Lucasfilm to direct a Star Wars movie. diversity has confirmed. No further details are available on the project as talks are still in the early stages and whatever Levy would direct would have to wait until the prolific filmmaker has completed at least two other projects on his packed dance chart.

For Marvel Studios, Levy has signed on to direct the third Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, due November 2024; and through his own production company 21 Laps, Levy is set to direct episodes of the fifth and final season of Netflix’s Stranger Things, which is expected to begin filming in 2023. He is currently in post-production on the Netflix limited series All the Light We Cannot See, which was directed and co-developed by Levy with Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders).

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The news continues a surge in feature film development for Star Wars after a longer-than-expected stalemate for the adored film franchise. Lucasfilm recently hired Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson (“The Counterpart”) with Levy to develop a screenplay for Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (“Ms. Marvel”) to direct. Rian Johnson tells diversity in October that he’s still committed to making the “Star Wars” trilogy, which was first announced after the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in 2017, but he’s committed to doing his ” Finish Knives Out movies for Netflix. And Michael Waldron (“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”) narrated diversity in May that he was writing a “Star Wars” screenplay that Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige would produce.

Taika Waititi and Patty Jenkins also still have potential Star Wars films in the works, though Jenkins’ film Rogue Squadron was recently pulled from its December 22, 2023 release date with no clear plans for getting it into production .

Disney still has an untitled Star Wars movie slated for release in December 2025, which would be six years since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hit theaters. In the meantime, Lucasfilm has a robust slate of Star Wars titles coming to Disney+, including new seasons of The Mandalorian and Andor, and new series The Acolyte, Ahsoka, and Skeleton Crew.

Deadline was the first to report the news of Levy’s possible Star Wars movie.

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