Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi movie adds another writer

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James Mangold will be working with Andor writer Beau Willimon, as he looks to bring Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi to the big screen.

Announced ahead of the release of Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny, director James Mangold (who, of course, directed the aforementioned Indiana Jones film) is embarking on a Star Wars project for Disney.

He’s set to make a big screen feature by the name of Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi, which is in the suddenly-active queue for new big screen Star Wars adventures.

Mangold was announced as writing and directing the film, but he’s brought in a bit of help. Beau Willimon, a writer with some skin in the Star Wars game, will now be penning the script for the new film alongside Mangold. Willimon has lent his words to arguably the most acclaimed of the assorted Star Wars TV series, Andor.

Given that James Mangold is in the midst of making another feature first – the Bob Dylan biopic A Complete Unknown, which stars Timothee Chalamet in the lead role – it’s likely that Willimon might just be taking the lead on things for the minute. It looks as if A Complete Unknown may be readied in time for the end of the year, and that would point towards production getting underway on Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi at some point in 2025.

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It’s already known that it’s not the next Star Wars film heading to cinemas, with 2026’s The Mandalorian And Grogu now confirmed to be the first new movie in the series since 2019’s The Rise Of Skywalker to see the inside of a multiplex. We can’t imagine that, now that Disney seems to have its projects in order, it’s going to be too far in the queue behind that though.

More on Dawn Of The Jedi, which it presumably won’t end up being called, as we hear it.

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