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REPORT: Disney Is Developing New ‘Star Wars’ Project, Details Are Mostly Unknown

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Disney has a new “Star Wars” project in the works, but not much is known about it.

The Hollywood Reporter reported the following details:

The Hollywood Reporter learned Friday that a new Star Wars project is in the works: J.D. Dillard, best known for writing and directing the sci-fi thriller Sleight, and Matt Owens, a writer on Marvel shows Luke Cage and Agents of SHIELD, have been tapped to develop it. But insiders say it is undecided whether the project will be for the big screen or for the highly prioritized streaming platform.

Plot details, character details and setting details are unknown and are being kept in the murky underworld of Exegol.

Right off the bat, more “Star Wars” content is generally a good thing. Having said that, fans will be very irritable and upset if the quality isn’t high. (REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Is A Solid Conclusion To An Epic Saga)

We all saw what happened when Disney tried to pump out movie after movie. The quality wasn’t what we expected, and people rightfully complained.

At the same time, “The Mandalorian” on Disney+ was outstanding. It felt like old school “Star Wars,” and that’s exactly what the fans want.

It sounds like Disney hasn’t made a decision yet on whether or not this will be a movie or a TV show. I’d highly encourage the company to make it a series.

Follow the path of “The Mandalorian” and not the path of some of the latest movies. Get it done, Disney! Get it done!