EXCLUSIVE: Deadline can reveal that Shawn Levy is in talks to come back aboard to develop to direct a Star Wars movie. We are attempting to pry unfastened particulars of plot and author, however this we will inform you: Levy will concentrate on this one after he completes the job directing Deadpool 3 at Marvel and Disney, the one which brings Ryan Reynolds along with Hugh Jackman.
This comes at a prolific second for Levy. He’s in post-production on the restricted collection All The Mild You Can’t See, on which Levy directed all 4 episodes. That collection is for Netflix, the place he may also direct not less than two of the fifth and remaining season episodes of the streamer’s signature collection Stranger Issues, which Levy EPs via his 21 Laps banner. The Deadpool 3 deal comes after Levy teamed with Reynolds on The Adam Challenge for Netflix. Star Wars will likely be his third latest large movie at Disney, the place he additionally directed Reynolds in Free Man, with a sequel being mentioned. Levy is again in franchises after beginning there with the Evening on the Museum movies.
This movie strains up amongst a number of spearheaded by A-list administrators that Lucasfilm is at present growing. Others embrace a movie from Taika Waititi, Rogue Squadron from Patty Jenkins, and one other from Damon Lindeloff which Deadline not too long ago reported can be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Lucasfilm hasn’t launched a Star Wars movie in theaters since 2019’s Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.
On the TV entrance, the highly-anticipated collection from Leslye Headland The Acolyte not too long ago went into manufacturing with a forged that features Amandla Stenberg and Squid Sport star Lee Jung-jae. Additionally they have a brand new season of The Mandalorian set to bow subsequent yr in addition to Ahsoka starring Rosario Dawson.
Levy is repped by WME. No remark from Disney.