Lucasfilm Taps Deadpool 3 Director to Helm New Star Wars Film

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Shawn Levy
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There's no denying that the state of Lucasfilm's Star Wars film slate has been quite stagnant. Of course, this comes as a huge surprise to a lot of fans, especially considering the production company has a number of confirmed big-screen projects — from the seemingly canned Rogue Squadron to Taika Waititi's untitled film. Just recently, the fandom's hope was renewed after it was announced that a film that takes place following the events of the sequel trilogy is in development.

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Now, it looks like Lucasfilm is finally determined to bring "balance" to its film slate, perhaps in an effort to keep up with the momentum of Star Wars' Disney+ shows. Deadline reports that a new feature film is currently in the works with the production outfit eyeing Deadpool 3 and Stranger Things director Shawn Levy to direct.

Key details about the project are still being kept under wraps but according to the outlet, it will begin production after Levy is done with his Marvel and Netflix obligations. Of course, that would mean that the new Star Wars film is still years away from being filmed. Still, Levy is going to be a great addition to the franchise and it's almost safe to assume that he's been waiting for this opportunity.

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According to the latest reports, Lucasfilm's next Star Wars film won't come out until 2025 at the earliest. As frustrating as that is, it is being speculated that the production company is being cautious with their big screen projects as they don't want to commit the same mistakes they did with the sequels.


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