New “Star Wars” Film Will Be Written by “Peaky Blinders” Creator Steven Knight
Lucasfilm has tapped one of the sharpest writers in the business to take on one of their upcoming Star Wars films.
Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight will be stepping in to pen the upcoming feature, which is set to be directed by Ms. Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Knight will be taking over for Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson, who had originally been working on the script. Lindelof had started working on the story for the new film in July 2022 with a secret, two-week session with a writer’s room, then he and Britt-Gibson took it from there to write the full script. The Hollywood Reporter scoops that the story is set after the events depicted in J.J. Abrams trilogy-capping Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which was the final film in the 9-part Skywalker Saga that began with George Lucas’s original 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
Knight steps into a new kind of galaxy for Lucasfilm and Star Wars, with the now-thriving world of live-action Star Wars series playing out on Disney+. The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Andor have all streamed, with more series to follow.
There’s no current release date set for Knight and Obaid-Chinoy’s upcoming film, yet THR notes that Disney has held December 19, 2025, for a Star Wars film. We will most likely learn a bit more about this project, and a lot more besides, at the Star Wars Celebration in London next month.
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Featured image: BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JANUARY 17: Steven Knight, creator of Peaky Blinders, during the press launch of a Rambert Dance production entitled “Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby”, inspired by the “Peaky Blinders” television series, at Dance Hub Birmingham on January 17, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)