Shawn Levy Developing a ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Shawn Levy, the prolific director and producer behind Free Guy and Stranger Things, is headed to the Star Wars galaxy. The filmmaker is developing a feature for Lucasfilm, possibly to direct, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

It is unclear when this project could happen. Levy has a full plate, and is on board to direct the upcoming third Deadpool movie for Marvel Studios. That feature, starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, has a release date of Nov. 8, 2024. As a producer, he and his 21 Laps also have the final episodes of Stranger Things coming up, with the fifth season in the writing stage at this point and without a set release date. Deadline first reported the news of Levy’s involvement in Star Wars.

Levy’s project joins a number of possible films in the works at Lucasfilm. Taika Waititi is developing a feature to direct, with scribe Damon Lindelof and director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy working on their own film as well. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is also developing a Star Wars feature as a producer. On the streaming TV side, Lucasfilm has a full docket, with Andor currently streaming, and The Acolyte beginning production this week. A third season of The Mandalorian, as well as the spinoff Ahsoka, are also on the way.

In March, Levy unveiled The Adam Project, a time travel family film in which its protagonist, played by Reynolds, welded a weapon that looked suspiciously like a lightsaber.

“If there was any doubt about my fanhood of Star Wars and all things a galaxy far, far away, I’ve eliminated that doubt,” Levy told The Hollywood Reporter at the time, hastening to note the weapon was not technically a lightsaber due to rights issues.

Levy is repped by WME.

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