Stranger Things director Shawn Levy has been tapped to lead a new Star Wars film. There is still no confirmation as to when he will start working with the franchise. Levy is currently on board to direct Deadpool 3 starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman. He will also produce the fifth season of Netflix’s Stranger Things.
Despite his full plate, Levy will join the Lucasfilm team to create a new Star Wars movie. There are many projects currently in the plan under the franchise, and Disney has not yet scheduled their release dates.
More Star Wars Projects Are Currently Brewing At Lucasfilm
Aside from Shawn Levy, other A-list directors are also developing features for Star Wars – Taika Waititi, Damon Lindelof, Rian Johnson, and Kevin Feige, to name a few.
Fans believe that the Star Wars franchise is in good hands because of Levy’s experience with big-budget shows. His work on The Adam Project, starring Ryan Reynolds and Mark Ruffalo, is proof of his expertise. He also served as the director of Free Guy. So far, we know that he will solely concentrate on Star Wars after he finishes Deadpool 3 and Stranger Things.
Fans Celebrate As Shawn Levy Takes The Lead For A New Star Wars Film
With this badge of approval from avid fans, it will only be a matter of time until we see another blockbuster movie straight from the galaxy! Check out fans’ reaction tweets to the news below:
He deserves the keys to Star Wars
— Mint Doom 🇵🇦 (@swshriv) November 8, 2022
Yes!! Can't wait to hear more and see it on the big screen!
— Zane Morrow (@zanemofficial) November 8, 2022
Your just killing it lately man congrats and I can't wait to see your take on a star wars film 😀
— Daft Punk 1993 – 2021 #ifloveistheansweryouholdon (@swaqrob) November 8, 2022
The return of good star wars happens to be upon us!
— Coocoollama64 (Coocoollama64) (@coocoollama64) November 8, 2022
Kid me is excited for new Star Wars. Adult me is very happy for you, because she loves your work. ☺️
— WriterIowa 📖 (@writeriowa) November 8, 2022
There have been a couple of spin-offs over the last few years, but no theatrical release since The Rise of Skywalker in 2019. Last month, Lucasfilm confirmed Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy of Ms. Marvel will join the team, and Rian Johnson is developing his own trilogy. Levy’s employment could mean the dawn of a brand-new era for Star Wars.
In the interim, the franchise seems to thrive on television. Diego Luna’s Andor has been praised by critics for his outstanding performance. A new series entitled The Acolyte has also started production.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter