Fresh off her Marvel Studios debut as the director of Eternals, Chloe Zhao is now rumored to have signed on to direct Kevin Feige’s Star Wars film that has been in development for the past couple of years. The rumor came courtesy of One Take News and was quickly backed up by Star Wars scooper Jordan Maison, who said he’d heard Zhao was “locked in” to direct the film.
Feige began working with Lucasfilm to develop a Star Wars film in late 2019 and little has been heard about that film since. Recently, while doing press for Eternals, Zhao hinted that her next project might be a Star Wars film, calling the Star Wars universe one she has “so much reverence for.”
Earlier this year, a trade report revealed that Michael Waldron, who wrote both Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness for Marvel Studios, had struck a deal to write Feige’s film, meaning we’re seeing a full team of Marvel creatives head to the galaxy far, far away.
If both the writer and director are in place, an announcement could be forthcoming, especially with some insight into the future of Star Wars expected at this Friday’s Disney Plus Day.
Source: One Take News