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Disney Reportedly Scrapping Star Wars Movie With POC Lead, ‘Watchmen’ Director Damon Lindelof Being Let Go as He’s Not Sticking to Schedule

Disney Reportedly Scrapping Star Wars Movie With POC Lead

A new Star Wars project was rumored to be in development with Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof working on it. Not only was the director hyping the project a lot, but there were also reports of this movie having a male lead who would also be a person of color. This project was first talked about earlier in 2022 and any news regarding it had been scarce.

Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in the Star Wars universe.
Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in the Star Wars universe.

Newer reports claim that this upcoming project has since been canceled due to troubles with Lindelof. Kamran Pasha stated that due to multiple conflicts and the announcement being far too early compared to what the franchise’s schedule held, it is ideal for the movie to be canceled.

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Rumored Star Wars Movie Might Already Be Cancelled

Damon Lindelof had announced sometime back about an upcoming movie being in the works. This project was said to star a person of color and would start as a stand-alone and would think about sequels only upon seeing its success. It was said to take place after the events of The Rise of Skywalker and could even include characters from the 2010s trilogy. This movie was even rumored to begin filming around April 2023. However, it would seem as if this movie won’t be made anytime soon.

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“It fits into the modus operandi that I have believed and claimed and have heard from my sources is true that the same thing was done with the master of this, Leslye Headland and The Acolyte, where she basically decided, you know, ‘I’m gonna force their hand. I’m gonna move to make this show by announcing things without permission.’”

This project had apparently been announced much before it had intended to, even before the project got confirmed. This was said to be an attempt by Lindelof to make his movie concrete and make sure that since the fans are aware of this project, they cannot back out.

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The Star Wars Movie Was Rumored To Have A POC Lead

Jeff Sneider on a podcast had picked on the point that he found out from sources that the now perhaps canceled project was going to have a male POC protagonist. He even stated that Lindelof had already started writing the script and that the search for his lead had begun.

The poster of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017).
The poster of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017).

However, it was then stated that this lead could instead be a female actor. Now there are reports of the entire project being scrapped. Perhaps the internal dispute between Damon Lindelof and Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm was too strong for the movie to continue.

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Source: Bounding Into Comics

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for FandomWire for more than seven months. She is currently doing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has done over 500 articles on various topics all expressing her passion and love for anything pop culture.