Fans Accuse Disney Of Order 66-ing Star Wars as Yet Another Movie Faces Trouble

Fans Accuse Disney Of Order 66-ing Star Wars as Yet Another Movie Faces Trouble
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An untitled project loses two of its lead writers.

With no appearances on the big screen since the controversial release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, which only exacerbated the division of fans into two opposing factions, it seems that the new films set in the galaxy far, far away continue to face major problems.

First, Disney recently halted production on a Rogue Squadron spinoff film from Patty Jenkins and an untitled project from Kevin Feige, leaving fans worried about the future of their beloved franchise.

Unfortunately, it seems that the situation has only gotten worse.

Apparently, screenwriters Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson have left the production of another untitled Star Wars movie, according to Above the Line's sources.

Both turned in a draft of the script in mid-February and left the project days later. Lucasfilm has now reportedly hired a new, unidentified writer to continue work on the film.

Lindelof has already expressed doubts about his work on the project in a recent interview with SlashFilm:

"I will just say, that […] the degree of difficulty is extremely, extremely, extremely high. If it can't be great, it shouldn't exist. That's all I'll say, because I have the same association with it as you do […]

I think it's possible that sometimes when you hold something in such high reverence and esteem, you start to get in the kitchen and you just go, 'Maybe I shouldn't be cooking. Maybe I should just be eating.'"

The details of the project remain unknown, aside from rumors that it will continue the stories of the characters from the Sequel Trilogy.

Fans are understandably upset by this turn of events, as they had high hopes for the project based on Lindelof's acclaimed work on Watchmen and The Leftovers TV series.

They also express regret that almost all promised Star Wars films end up being canceled or delayed.

"At this point you kinda have to assume Disney is just slowly killing the franchise on purpose. You don't have this many disagreements with creative people and look like you give a damn about the IP you purchased. It's a shame. It was one of the corner stones of cinema," Twitter user Sioux20 said.

Nevertheless, The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau recently said that "there's definitely a conversation going on" about future expansions of the Star Wars franchise.