Justin Britt-Gibson is co-writing Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Star Wars movie alongside Damon Lindelof.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Damon Lindelof’s Star Wars writing partner and it’s none other than Justin Britt-Gibson. The rising writer is best known for his work on the FX series The Strain and Starz series The Counterpart.
Are the Sequel Trilogy characters coming back?
Details regarding Damon Lindelof’s Star Wars movie are being kept under lock and key. However, THR reports that the movie is set after the events of 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The movie is not a continuation of the Skywalker saga but characters from the Sequel Trilogy could make their return in this project.
According to THR, Disney and Lucasfilm set up a writers room to crack the story of this Star Wars movie, consisting of Britt-Gibson, Patrick Somerville, Rayna McClendon and Andy Greenwald. Star Wars veteran Dave Filoni may have also been present during their meetings.
The recipient of two Oscars, seven Emmys and a Knight International Journalism Award, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is best known for her work on the documentary shorts Saving Face and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. She recently directed two episodes of the Disney Plus series Ms. Marvel starring Iman Vellani.
Damon Lindelof is the man behind several critically-acclaimed television shows, including ABC’s Lost to the HBO dramas The Leftovers and Watchmen. In terms of films, Lindelof’s resume features Cowboys & Aliens, Prometheus, Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter