That’s what The Hollywood Reporter are claiming as the director of Sleight J.D. Dillard and Matt Owens, the writer of Luke Cage for Netflix, have apparently been invited to develop a forthcoming project. Whether it’s for theatrical release or Disney Plus is unclear.
The Hollywood Reporter learned Friday that a new Star Wars project is in the works: J.D. Dillard, best known for writing and directing the sci-fi thriller Sleight, and Matt Owens, a writer on Marvel shows Luke Cage and Agents of SHIELD, have been tapped to develop it. But insiders say it is undecided whether the project will be for the big screen or for the highly prioritized streaming platform.
Plot details, character details and setting details are unknown and are being kept in the murky underworld of Exegol. It is unclear whether Dillard would direct should the project move forward. The Dillard project is understood to be unrelated to a Star Wars film pitch by Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige and potential work from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.
Bob Iger recently stated that the immediate future of Star Wars lies on the small screen and with the cinematic adventures grossing swiftly diminishing numbers (The Force Awakens took $2,068,223,624, The Last Jedi $1,332,539,889 and The Rise of Skywalker $1,069,346,987, enormous numbers but only trending downwards) a place on the small screen streamer seems likely.