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New Star Wars movie in development

By AAP Newswire

Lucasfilm is developing a new Star Wars feature film with Slight writer-director J.D. Dillard and Luke Cage writer Matt Owens, Variety has confirmed.

The project is still in its very early stages, and all further details -- characters, location, time period within the Star Wars creative galaxy -- remain a mystery. That includes whether Dillard would direct the film, or whether the project would premiere in theatres or on Disney Plus.

Should the project land a greenlight, however, it would be the first time a black filmmaker was a lead creative force behind a live-action Star Wars movie.

Disney/Lucasfilm declined to comment.