Damon Lindelof Speaks Out on Getting Pink-Slipped from ‘Star Wars’

Damon Lindelof Speaks Out on Getting Pink-Slipped from ‘Star Wars’

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Damon Lindelof is revealing details about his recent departure from the upcoming Star Wars project. In an interview with Esquire, he declared flatly “I was in more than talks to join the Star Wars universe. I joined the Star Wars universe and was asked to leave.”

In March, it had been reported that Steven Knight of Peaky Blinders fame would be working on the script instead of Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson. The duo had started drafting a script in July of 2022 as the next installment after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which had been released in 2019.

Not sounding like a leftover, Lindelof said in the Esquire interview that he would definitely rejoin the project if invited: “Will I get back in line outside the club and try to get back in again? Absolutely.” The spurned screenwriter added that he’d been introduced to cinema by the original Star Wars film, which was the first movie he ever saw as a kid.

Earlier in April, Lucasfilm’s top honcho Kathleen Kennedy broke the news at the Star Wars Celebration in London that three new films were in the works for the franchise. Lindelof had conceived his script to take place 60 years after the Skywalker episode, with Helen Mirren being eyed for the role played by Daisy Ridley. According to Jeff Sneider (of The Hot Mic Podcast and Above the Line), Kennedy didn’t go with this scenario, preferring a younger character, leading to the departure of Lindelof and Britt-Gibson.

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In the meantime, Lindelof is occupying himself on a promotional tour for his latest project, Mrs. Davis, a sci-fi series for Peacock.

In 2010, Lindelof made Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. He rose to prominence as the creator of several critically acclaimed TV series, including ABC’s Lost and HBO’s The Leftovers and Watchmen, plus Peacock’s Mrs. Davis.

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