Damon Lindelof’s departure from the Star Wars universe wasn’t by choice. As he said in a recent interview with Esquire: “I was in more than talks to join the Star Wars universe. I even joined the Star Wars universe and was asked to leave.”
Lost co-creator Justin Brett Gibson (Counterpart, Into the Badlands) was tapped to write a script with him, but the duo left the project in February. Tell Lindelof Variety Earlier this month, he said his scrapped script was “a true labor of love”.
The original screenwriters have been replaced by Peaky Blinders creator Stephen Knight, with Charmaine Obaid-Chinoy as director. It was revealed at Star Wars Celebration in London that this film will take place 15 years after 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which features the return of Ray as Daisy Ridley.
Asked whether or not he would return to the Star Wars universe if given the chance, Lindelof replied, “Of course,” and added, “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.”