‘Peaky Blinders’ Creator Steven Knight Tapped To Write New Star Wars Movie

The Star Wars sequel trilogy may have ended with The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, but a galaxy, far, far away isn’t done telling its stories. According to Variety, Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has been attached to write for the screenplay for the untitled Star Wars film by Ms. Marvel‘s Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

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The news comes after the departure of original screenwriters Damon Lindelof (Lost, Watchmen) and Justin Briff-Gibson (Into the Badlands) from the project, which is widely expected to be among Lucasfilm’s first Star Wars films after The Rise of Skywalker. Not much else has been announced for the movie, but the Star Wars Celebration in London in April is expected to reveal more information, including a possible title.

Apart from his expertise in the crime drama genre, Knight is also known for his work on lighthearted dramedies (2014’s The Hundred-Foot Journey), war thrillers (2016’s Allied), and biopics (2021’s Spencer), so it’ll be interesting to see what he can contribute to the Star Wars universe with his diverse range.

The Obaid-Chinoy-led Star Wars movie is among the few surviving ones planned for the pipeline. Earlier this month, Lucasfilm shelved two separate projects: Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron, and the other by producer Kevin Feige. Filmmaker Taika Waititi, meanwhile, has been given the green light to develop his own Star Wars movie, which would join a prospective film from Shawn Levy, following his commitments to direct Deadpool 3.